RK Pachauri on Saturday faced more heat with the alumni of TERI university attacking the governing council’s decision to send him on “paid leave” against their demand for his removal or suspension in the wake of serious sexual harassment allegations against him.
A statement issued on behalf of about 350 alumni of the TERI University said they have decided to continue their protest and to seek government’s intervention, if needed.
They expressed unhappiness over sending Pachauri, who is fighting a legal case of sexual harassment filed against him by a former employee, on an indefinite leave.
On Friday, the governing council of TERI met and nudged Pachauri to go on leave from the green body as well as its governing council till its decision is reviewed given the subjudice nature of the matter.
This decision came amidst mounting outrage over Pachauri’s elevation as executive vice-chairman of the green institute despite his facing a swirl of sexual harassment allegations.