BCCI CEO Johri cleared in sexual harassment case
New Delhi: The sexual harassment allegations against BCCI CEO Rahul Johri were rejected as "mischievous and fabricated" by a three-member probe panel on Wednesday, but the Committee of Administrators was divided on him resuming office with Diana Edulji reiterating her demand for his resignation.
Johri was on forced leave for the past three weeks but can now resume office even though one member of the probe committee recommended "gender sensitivity counselling" for him.
The two-member CoA was divided on the issue. While Chairman Vinod Rai approved of Johri joining back, Edulji demanded his resignation from some recommendations, including counselling.
The three-member probe panel comprised Justice (Retd) Rakesh Sharma, former DCW chairperson Barkha Singh and lawyer-activist Veena Gowda, who recommended counselling for Johri.