Pachauri allowed to go abroad

Pachauri allowed to go abroad

Court allows him to travel citing past permissions

Pachauri allowed to go abroad

Former chief of The Energy and Resources Institute (Teri) R K Pachauri, accused in a sexual harassment case, was on Wednesday once again allowed to travel abroad by a Delhi court.

Pachauri, who is currently on bail, was granted permission by Metropolitan Magistrate Shivani Chauhan to travel to the US, Mexico, China and Kazhakstan up to September 27 to attend meetings and conferences.

The court allowed the application filed by Pachauri, through his counsel Ashish Dixit, noting that he has been allowed to travel abroad on earlier occasions and asked him to file a copy of his travel tickets and intimate the court after his return or any changes in his  itinerary.

Pachauri, who returned on August 12 from a month-long trip to Mexico, was also directed to furnish an undertaking that he shall appear in court in person or through counsel and not dispute his identity at a later stage.

The court had on July 11 granted bail to Pachauri and allowed him to travel abroad after he appeared before it pursuant to the summons issued against him.

Pachauri, who has been allowed by the court to travel over a dozen times to various countries, including the US, the UK, China, Japan, France, Kazakhstan, Bolivia, Kuwait, Somalia and Saudi Arabia, during pendency of the probe and proceedings, was summoned as accused by the court on May 14 after it took cognizance of the chargesheet filed against him on charges of sexually harassing an ex-colleague.

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