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Environmentalist R.K. Pachauri hospitalised

Environmentalist R.K. PachauriEnvironmentalist R.K. Pachauri, who is facing charges of sexual harassment, was Wednesday admitted to a hospital in New Delhi, a source said. “Yes, he (Pachauri) has been hospitalised,” the source told.

Pachauri stepped down as chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) following a complaint of alleged sexual harassment. The woman complainant, who is a research analyst at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) of which Pachauri is the director-general, lodged a police case against him.

Citing several texts, emails, and WhatsApp messages as evidence to prove the claim of sexual harassment, the complainant accused the scientist of harassing her soon after she joined the Delhi-based environment think-tank in September 2013. A Delhi court has granted interim protection from arrest to Pachauri till Feb 26. (IANS)

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