RK Pachauri, the former head of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has been indicted by an internal review looking into allegations of sexual harassment.
Pachauri is accused of sexually harassing a 29-year-old research analyst at TERI, an Indian research institute that the 74-year-old scientist headed up.
News of the allegations, made public in February, forced Pachauri to resign from the IPCC where he had long been the public face of the UN's climate change program.
Now, according to The Times of India, an internal review at TERI has indicted Pachauri.
The Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) has found that Pachauri's conduct amounted to misuse of his position and violation of the organisation's policy on sexual harassment.
The report, the contents of which were described to ET by sources familiar with it, says that the complaint filed against Pachauri by his subordinate has been confirmed after a detailed inquiry.
The allegations against Pachauri include inappropriate text and Whatsapp messages, written notes and gifts.
Pachauri is facing criminal investigation as well. He is currently free on bail as the legal process takes its course.
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