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Johri case: panel submits report to COA
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Johri sexual harassment case: BCCI inquiry committee submits report to COA
The independent probe committee has submitted its report of the Rahul Johri sexual harassment case to the Committee of Administrators.
The independent probe committee investigating sexual misconduct allegations against Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri has finally submitted its report to the Committee of Administrators (CoA).
CoA is expected to announce the verdict later on Wednesday.
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.
COA 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.
The 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.
Johri 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.

The independent probe committee investigating sexual misconduct allegations against Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri has finally submitted its report to the Committee of Administrators (CoA).
CoA is expected to announce the verdict later on Wednesday.

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.

COA 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.

The 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.

Johri 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.

(Courtesy: India Today)

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