Sexual harassment case: Delhi HC grants bail to Pachauri

The Delhi Police recently chargesheeted environmentalist RK Pachauri in alleged sexual harassment case.

Updated: Mar 04, 2016, 14:59 PM IST
Sexual harassment case: Delhi HC grants bail to Pachauri

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking cancellation of anticipatory bail to environmentalist RK Pachauri in alleged sexual harassment case.

A 29-year-old woman research analyst had filed the plea in the court.

The High Court had reserved the order on February 11 after hearing arguments of lawyers representing the complainant, Pachauri, and the Delhi Police.

The Delhi Police recently chargesheeted Pachuari under various sections of the Indian Penal Code dealing with assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty, sexual harassment, stalking, criminal intimidation and word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman.

Police have cited around 23 prosecution witnesses and several SMS texts, e-mails and WhatsApp messages exchanged between the accused and victim as evidence to support their case.