BCCI CEO Rahul Johri given clean chit in sexual harassment case

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first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri has been given a clean chit in the sexual harassment case by the three member independent probe committee.Chairman of Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) stated Rahul Johri should continue as the CEO of Board of Control for Cricket in India and resume his duties.The decision taken is as a natural consequence, since there is no consensus between two members of CoA regarding what action should be taken against Rahul Johri.The independent probe committee had submitted its report to the Committee of Administrators (COA) earlier in the day.The probe committee comprising Justice Rakesh Sharma, former Judge of Allahabad High Court, Barkha Singh, former Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women and women’s rights lawyer Veena Gowda. The probe panel had earlier asked for a three-day extension as it needed to send transcripts to all those who have deposed in the case.Also read – Probe committee in Rahul Johri sexual misconduct case likely to get 3-day extensionCOA member Diana Edulji had first asked for Johri to resign given the nature of the allegations. COA chief Vinod Rai on the other hand, wanted Johri to get an opportunity to represent his case.Significantly, a BCCI employee who is an alleged victim has chosen not to testify. Two other complainants, both media professionals have deposed against Johri.Also read – Rahul Johri presents his case in sexual harassment allegations before probe panelThe allegations against Johri surfaced when a woman shared an incident involving an unnamed person, who claimed to be Johri’s colleague during his stint at the Discovery Channel.advertisementJohri has worked in various positions with the Discovery channel from 2001 to 2016 before taking over as the BCCI CEO.Believed to be in his late 40s, he became the first CEO of the cricket body after its administrative structure underwent a revamp owing to the Lodha Committee recommendations.Also watch –last_img

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