Accused of Sexual Harassment, RK Pachauri Finally Gets Sacked from TERI

RK Pachauri, Executive Vice-Chairman of TERI, will now be terminated to be associated with the institute.

In July 2015, the Council had removed Pachauri from his post of the Director-General of TERI after the institute’s Internal Complaints Committee had found him guilty of sexual harassment. However, Pachauri had gotten a stay on that verdict.

Pachauri stands accused of sexual harassment by three women, one of whom has filed a lawsuit against him. Last month, the police filed a 1,400-page charge sheet against him on the basis of the text messages and emails exchanged between him and the complainant. Pachauri, however, claims that his accounts were hacked.

A TERI spokesperson told The Hindu that “…Dr. Pachauri’s term as a Member of the Governing Council of TERI ended on March 31, 2016. As the post of Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) is co-terminus with this membership, his role as EVC also ended along with his membership of the Council.”

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