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Pachauri Influencing Witnesses, So Cancel Bail: Police to HC

Published: 17th July 2015 04:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2015 04:15 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police on Thursday sought cancellation of anticipatory bail to TERI chief R K Pachauri, accused of sexual harassment, saying he was influencing witnesses and misusing the liberty of bail, a charge denied by him.

In its plea before the Delhi High Court Bench of Justice S P Garg, the Delhi Police submitted that Pachauri was evasive during interrogation and not cooperating with probe agencies, as it supported the alleged victim’s plea that the bail granted to him should be cancelled.

Pachauri, on the other hand, submitted that there was “nothing on record to suggest that he has ever influenced witnesses or any other persons related to the present case or interfered in the investigation”.  The court was hearing the woman’s plea seeking cancellation of the anticipatory bail granted to him by a lower court.

The police in a status report said, “During the course of investigation, Pachauri was interrogated four times... at his residence in the presence of his lawyer, but he is not cooperating completely with the investigating agency and (has) avoided giving proper replies to the questions put up before him during interrogation”.



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