Probe panel submits report to Hockey India

July 23rd, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The five-member inquiry committee probing the allegations of sexual harrasement against women’s national hockey coach Maharaj Kishan Kaushik Friday submitted its report to Hockey India (HI).
Both Kaushik and the player Ranjitha Devi had filed their replies to the committee Thursday.

The committee, comprising Rajiv Mehta (chairman), Olympians Ajit Pal Singh, Zafar Iqbal, Sudarshan Pathak and Anupam Ghulati met this afternoon to finalise the report.

HI secretary-general Narinder Batra said the federation’s recommendations to Sports Authority of India (SAI) Saturday.

“The inquiry committee has sibbmitted its report to HI today. We will go through the report and make our recommendations to SAI tomorrow,” Batra told reporters.

Mehta said they have had enough testimonies and they will not be talking to the players who are participating in the Asian Champions Trophy in Busan.

“We have had a lot of testimonies, we have spoken to Kuishik, the girl (Ranjitha), and some of the players and the manager of the team (Madhu Yadav). We do not need to talk to anyone else.”

Kaushik Wednesday had resigned as the national coach, saying his position has become untenable after the charges by Ranjitha and some former players.

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