No Third Party Tam­pered With Pachauri’s Emails to the Vic­tim

Gand­hi­na­gar’s Foren­sic Sci­ence Lab­o­ra­tory sends de­tailed re­port to the Delhi Po­lice

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics - Raghav.Ohri @times­group.com

New Delhi: The com­mu­ni­ca­tion ex­changed between RK Pachauri and his for­mer fe­male re­search an­a­lyst was not tam­pered with by any third party. Nei­ther the com­plainant, who has ac­cused Pachauri of sex­u­ally ha­rass­ing her at work­place, in­ter­fered with the emails, Sms, What­sapp mes­sages sent by Pachauri nor any third per­son tam­pered with the “of­fend­ing” cor­re­spon­dence sent by Pachauri.

This has been con­cluded by the foren­sic sleuths who were en­trusted with the task of prob­ing as to whether the emails and mes­sages sent by Pachauri to the 30-year-old wo­man were tam­pered with by her or any third party. A de­tailed re­port in this re­gard has been sent to the Delhi Po­lice by the Foren­sic Sci­ence Lab­o­ra­tory (FSL), Gand­hi­na­gar. The de­vel­op­ment as­sumes sig­nif­i­cance as this was the last leg of the foren­sic in­ves­ti­ga­tion which was awaited by the Delhi Po­lice. It was the com­ple­tion of foren­sic probe into this pos­si­bil­ity which the Delhi Po­lice was await­ing to sub­mit the FSL re­port to the Delhi court which is ad­ju­di­cat­ing the sex­ual ha­rass­ment case against Pachauri.

ET was the first to re­port on No­vem­ber 2, 2016 that the FSL had submitted a con­fi­den­tial re­port to the Delhi po­lice hold­ing that Pachauri’s elec­tronic de­vices were not hacked.

De­spite sub­mis­sion of this find­ing (by the FSL), the Delhi Po­lice did not sub­mit the re­port to the court as the re­port was “in­com­plete”. Po­lice wanted to as­cer­tain that even if Pachauri’s de­vices were found not be hacked, whether the com­mu­ni­ca­tion between him and the com­plainant was tam­pered with or hacked by any third party or the com­plainant her­self.

Also, the po­lice wanted to know from the foren­sic sleuths if the re­sponse(s) sent by the com­plainant to Pachauri were in­ter­fered with any mis­chievous per­son or party.

Clearly re­ply­ing in the neg­a­tive, the FSL has con­cluded that the e-mails, Sms(es) and What­sapp mes­sages were sent and re­ceived with­out any ad­di­tion or al­ter­ation. The FSL re­port, ac­cessed by ET, holds that there is no tam­per­ing with the mails and mes­sages, nei­ther by the com­plainant nor by any other per­son. The FSL also ex­am­ined the elec­tronic de­vices submitted by the com­plainant to Delhi po­lice. The probe has found that all alleged of­fend­ing mails sent by Pachauri were found in her de­vices.

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