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Former UN climate chief charged with sexual harassment

My, how the mighty have fallen.

A former chair of a UN panel of climate scientists has been charged with stalking, intimidating and sexually harassing a woman who worked at a think tank he headed for more than 30 years.

Rajendra Pachauri, 75, was accused in February last year of sexual harassment by a researcher working at Delhi-based The Energy and Resources Institute (Teri) where Pachauri was director general.

Pachauri, who quit as chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) a year ago, denies the allegations.

After a year-long investigation, Indian police said on Tuesday they had sufficient evidence to file charges.

?A charge sheet was filed today in the Metropolitan magistrate court of Shivani Chauhan in Saket,? said a senior Delhi police official connected to the investigation. ?Dr Pachauri has been charged with various misconduct and offences.?

The official, who declined to be named, said the charges included stalking, sexual harassment, ?outraging the modesty of a woman? and criminal intimidation. ? Read more »