R K Pachauri
RK Pachauri.Sreenivasan Ramakrishnan - BIMTECH

TERI chief R K Pachauri has been named in a first information report filed by the Delhi police on Wednesday, based on a complaint by his female colleague alleging sexual harassment.

The 75-year-old Nobel prize winner and director general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has been booked under sections 354, 354A, 354D, 506 of the Indian Penal Code, which deal with outraging the modesty of a woman, sexual harassment, stalking, and criminal intimidation, respectively, reports The Economic Times.

In her complaint, the 29-year-old woman, who works at his office, had alleged that Pachauri was harassing her since she joined TERI in September 2013, including emails and SMS there were "sexually laden." 

After news of the report emerged, Pachauri approached the Delhi High Court, which gave him interim relief against arrest by the police. He now has time till 23 February to approach a lower court for anticipatory bail, reports The Financial Express

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