Pachauri defends allegations: Complainant was acting for money

| Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 20:00
First Published |
R K Pachauri

New Delhi: Former TERI director general Rajendra Kumar Pachauri has finally broken his silence on the sexual harassment case to a London Daily “The Guardian”. He has said that the complainant is acting only for money and he has also believed that there was coordinated contempt by unknown persons to destroy him both professionally and personally. 
RK Pachauri has offered a defense saying that his email accounts were misused and manipulated by the complainant herself to frame him. He also said that he suspected people and organizations that resent his work against climate change, have scripted the incident to 'destroy' him.
“What is disturbing is that right from the first day over a period of about 16 months she was creating and assembling an archive of messages, which to anyone would seem very unusual. As far as I know, the emails, text messages etc that she collected were personal, semi-personal and only in a few cases official.” Pachauri said in his defense. 
Earlier Delhi police has filed a charge sheet against RK Pachauri in a sexual harassment case filed by his former colleague. Mr. Pachauri has been accused of committing offences punishable under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 354 A (sexual harassment), 354 D (stalking), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code.

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