Indian govt should probe Kaushik's case: Inquiry report

Updated: 24 July 2010 08:57 IST

Hockey India wants the Indian government to probe MK Kaushik's case after the four-member inquiry committee submitted its report on Friday.

Indian govt should probe Kaushik's case: Inquiry report

New Delhi :

Hockey India wants the Indian government to probe MK Kaushik's case after the four-member inquiry committee submitted its report on Friday.
 
Probing the sex scandal that has rocked Indian women's hockey, the inquiry committee also suggested that Hockey India should not retain videographer Basavaraja and the Sports Authority of India should probe his role. (Pics: Sex scandal rocks Indian Women's hockey)
 
According to the report, Kaushik's services were not required for now.
 
The ugly scandal broke out in the Indian women's hockey after a member of the team sent in a written complaint of sexual harassment against national coach MK Kaushik. (Read: Copy of complaint letter)
 
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 fringe player Ranjita Devi leveled allegations of sexual harassment against him. (Watch: Video special on Hockey scandal)
 
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".
 
Hockey India also sacked videographer Basavraj whose photographs with prostitutes in compromising situations during the recent Canada and China tour were sent to the national body through an anonymous e-mail.
 
NDTV has access to a letter written by 31 players to the investigating committee. The players write, "Mr. Kaushik asks for sexual favours from the junior girls and passes lewd comments by calling them to his room on the pretext of 'game meeting'. The girls, all coming from poor and humble backgrounds are too scared to speak against the coach." (Read: Copy of complaint letter)
 
Kaushik had told NDTV that while he may have used angry words to reprimand players, he has never made any sexual advances towards them.  He also said that while he was not interested in returning as Coach, he would go to court if Hockey India's investigation finds him guilty. (Watch: Video special on Hockey scandal)
 
Meanwhile, former assistant coach and manager Anurita Saini told NDTV that she will sue the players who have alleged that she was having illicit relationship with the team's coach MK Kaushik. (Watch: I will sue players for defamation: Anurita)

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