HI receives report from inquiry panel probing sex scandal

The inquiry committee probing the sex scandal of women`s hockey has submitted its report.

New Delhi: The five-member inquiry committee, probing the sex scandal that has rocked Indian hockey, today submitted its report to Hockey India.

"We have received the report from the committee. We will
study and discuss the report thoroughly and accordingly give
our recommendations and submit it to SAI tomorrow," HI
Secretary Narinder Batra said.

Chairman of the inquiry panel, Rajiv Mehta said the
committee received testimonies from both the parties - sacked
coach M K Kaushik and complainant Ranjita Devi -- and no other
evidences were required for the probe.

"We have had lots of testimonies from both the parties as
well some other players and manager of the team Madhu Yadav
and we don`t need to talk to any indivial further. We have
given our report," he said.

Indian hockey plunged into a crisis last Tuesday when
reports surfaced that Hockey India had received a mail from
Ranjita levelling allegations of sexual harassment against
chief coach M K Kaushik.

Hockey India then sprung into action and formed a
five-member committee to investigate the matter.

Kaushik tendered his resignation to HI president Stokes
yesterday and pleaded innocence, saying the allegations were
baseless and he was a victim of "big-time conspiracy".

HI also sacked videographer Basavraj whose photographs
with prostitutes in compromising situations during the recent
Canada and China tour were also sent to the national body
through an anonymous e-mail.


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