Sexual harassment case: Ex-TERI chief Pachauri claims done no wrong
Pachauri said that the contents of the charge sheet are “allegations” levelled by the complainant and nothing has been “substantiated” after year-long investigation.india Updated: May 16, 2016 23:30 IST
Days after a court summoned as accused RK Pachauri, after taking cognizance of a charge sheet filed against him for alleged sexual harassment, the former TERI chief said on Monday that he has done “no wrong” and it will be proved in the Court.
Pachauri said that the contents of the charge sheet are “allegations” levelled by the complainant and nothing has been “substantiated” after year-long investigation.
Pachauri issued a statement seeking to allay the “unsubstantiated” stories over a Delhi court taking cognizance of the charge sheet filed by the Delhi Police.
Pachauri asserted that the “falsity” of these allegations shall be proved in court very soon and he will continue to cooperate in the judicial process.
“It is stated that court has only taken cognizance of the ‘allegations’ in the charge sheet. It is nowhere stated by court that there is ‘sufficient evidence’ against Pachauri. This is routine practice in the courts where allegations are filed against anyone, ” he said in a statement.
Delhi Police on March 1 filed an over 1,400-page charge sheet in the court against Pachauri under sections 354-A (sexual harassment), 354-B (assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe), 354-D (stalking), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 341 (wrongful confinement) of the IPC.
Pachauri in the statement further said the court in its wisdom and without any arguments from his counsel has dropped Section 506 IPC from charge sheet which prima facie manifests the falsity of allegations.