The trial court's March 21, 2015, order, granting anticipatory bail to Pachauri, was "based upon fair appraisal of the material and all the relevant aspect of the matter have been considered minutely", Justice SP Garg said while dismissing the plea of 29-year-old woman, a former research analyst at TERI, who has accused Pachauri of sexual harassment.

"The petitioner's counsel has failed to impress as far as for what purpose the custodial interrogation of Pachauri is required. While granting anticipatory bail to Pachauri, safeguarding the petitioner's interest and that of the investigating agency, stringent conditions have already been imposed upon the accused," the high court said.

Delhi Police have formally charged Pachauri under the Indian Penal Code for assault or use of criminal force on woman with intent to outrage her modesty, sexual harassment, stalking, criminal intimidation and word, gesture or act intended to insult her modesty.

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