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Former UN climate panel chief barred from leaving India

Court bars former UN climate panel chief from leaving India amid sexual harassment charges

FILE - In this March 31, 2014 file photo, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Rajendra K. Pachauri speaks during a press ...
FILE- In this Feb. 6, 2010 file photo, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Chairman Rajendra Pachauri listens to a speaker at the Delhi Sustaina...

India Climate Panels Chief

FILE - In this March 31, 2014 file photo, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Rajendra K. Pachauri speaks during a press ...

Climate Panel Chief

FILE- In this Feb. 6, 2010 file photo, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Chairman Rajendra Pachauri listens to a speaker at the Delhi Sustaina...

NEW DELHI (AP) -- An Indian court has barred the former chairman of the U.N. climate panel from leaving India, where he faces sexual harassment charges.

The court also said R.K. Pachauri could not be arrested until after March 27, while he undergoes treatment for hypertension and stress. But it prohibited him from entering or contacting anyone at the New Delhi research and lobbying organization he heads.

Pachauri had chaired the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change from 2002 until this week, when he resigned after a 29-year-old woman accused him of sexually harassing her while they worked at his organization, The Energy Resources Institute, or TERI. He has also taken a leave of absence from TERI until the case is resolved.

Pachauri, 74, has denied the allegations and pledged to cooperate with the investigation.


Updated : 2021-09-24 08:54 GMT+08:00