Former Mumbai captain Shishir Hattangadi ready to testify against BCCI CEO Rahul Johri

The demands for investigation in regard to sexual misconduct allegations against Rahul Johri have been penned down by seven state boards. Accordingly, former Mumbai captain Shishir Hattangadi has agreed to cooperate and testify against him

Former Mumbai captain Shishir Hattangadi ready to testify against BCCI CEO Rahul Johri

After being accused of sexual misconduct, Rahul Johri is facing flak from everywhere. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO was then barred from attending meetings by the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA). Adding to his woes, former Mumbai captain Shishir Hattangadi has now come forward and offered to volunteer to testify against Johri. 

Johri has been accused of sexual misconduct during his term as the BCCI CEO and accordingly, the Board issued a statement last night that they will form an independent inquiry committee to conduct investigation against the charges and submit their report in fifteen days.

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The committee comprises of Justice Sharma, former Allahabad High Court judge, Smt. Barkha Singh, former Chairperson, Delhi Commission for Women and P. C. Sharma, former Director, CBI.

The independent committee may take into account and/or probe all allegations of sexual harassment against Mr. Johri while he was employed with the BCCI. All facts and aforesaid alleged transgressions, may be placed before the committee. The committee will be free to seek any record or evidence that it desires. Any person desiring to place any fact before the committee is also free to do so," the BCCI statement read.

Meanwhile, the cricket body has been divided on the decision of Johri stepping down as the CEO. A fraction including Diana Edulji has conveyed that it would be in the best interest of BCCI for Johri to step down from his position.

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Meanwhile, seven state boards have written to BCCI and asked whether it was true that a BCCI employee had complained of harassment against Johri and further asked about whether any investigation had been conducted on the matter.

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