In the wake of sexual harassment allegations against its CEO Rahul Johri, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday submitted the relevant documents to the Independent Inquiry Committee, which was formed to probe the matter.
The Committee, who was requested to submit their final report within 15 days of their appointment, will now hear and scrutinise the submitted material for the next two days.
In the past weeks several state associations have written BCCI over the way the case of alleged sexual harassment against its CEO Rahul Johri was being handled. The former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly also expressed his concern over the functioning of the Indian board.
Former cricketer and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Sourav Ganguly writes to BCCI Acting President CK Khanna, Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary and Treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry over Committee of Administrators (CoA) and sexual harassment allegations against Rahul Johri. pic.twitter.com/iAh8o7ECXz
— ANI (@ANI) October 30, 2018
Also, the Committee has provided a separate email ID ([email protected]) where any person whether from the BCCI or otherwise, who may have any complaint/information/evidence to address the Committee concerning allegations of sexual harassment, can send the same within seven days i.e. November 9.
They will call such persons as it considers necessary to appear and depose before it.
“The proceedings and the deliberations of the Committee, including the name and identity of any complainant who shall depose before the Committee, shall be kept strictly confidential,” the BCCI said.
The Committee will reconvene on November 10 and 11 to consider the material (if any) received by it and hear any person willing to depose before them.
Earlier, a woman alleged that she was sexually harassed by Johri when they were colleague at a satellite TV channel. The allegations were posted on Twitter by another person on behalf of the accuser.
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