Pachauri grilled for third time in sexual assault case

Former TERI head RK Pachauri faced the third round of police questioning at his residence in the alleged sexual harassment case registered against him by a woman researcher on Sunday.

According to the police, a team of officials reached his residence in the Golf Links area and quizzed 
him for two hours. 

A 29-year-old research associate, working at Pachauri's office, had filed a complaint of sexual harassment against him at the Lodhi Colony Police station in south Delhi on February 13, after approaching The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) on February 9.

The Delhi Police later booked Pachauri on charges of molestation, stalking, sexual harassment and criminal intimidation as the complainant had claimed that she was harassed by him for nearly two years since she joined the organisation in September 2013.

She also alleged that Pachauri had engaged in "sexually-laden conversations" with her via emails and SMSes.

On May 21, a city court had declined to allow Pachauri to enter his <g data-gr-id="20">office,</g> while noting the slow progress in the probe against him and asked the police to complete it by July 17. He was granted anticipatory bail on March 21 by the court which had rejected the request of police for his custody in the molestation case.
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