Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sex scandal: Hockey coach Kaushik in soup

Sex scandal: Hockey coach Kaushik in soup

Former Indian hockey coach is in soup as Hockey India has said that the complaints of sexual harassment against him were credible and action must be taken on the case under the provisions of Indian Penal Code.

The details of the case and the documents related to it have already been forwarded to Delhi Police and the Govt of India.Probing the sex scandal, the inquiry committee of Hockey India suggested that HI should not to retain videographer Basavaraja and the Sports Authority of India should probe his role.

The ugly scandal broke out in the Indian women`s hockey after a member of the team, Ranjitha Devi sent in a written complaint of sexual harassment against national coach Kaushik.

Hockey India said: "It`s serious and we need to make an example out of this case. Ranjitha`s complaint very credible, must take it seriously."

Hockey India president Vidya Stokes on Thursday accepted Kaushik`s resignation, a day after he relinquished the post in the wake of the sex scandal that rocked the national game.

Kaushik tendered his resignation after a player leveled allegations of sexual harassment against him.

Although Kaushik stepped down from the coach`s post, he pleaded innocence, saying the allegations were baseless and he was a victim of "big-time conspiracy".


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