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Committee to probe hockey sex scandal formed

August 05, 2010 17:32 IST

The Sports Ministry on Thursday formed a five-member committee, headed by Director Sarada Ali Khan, to investigate the allegations of sexual harassment against former women's hockey coach M K Kaushik.

"Sports Ministry has decided to entrust the enquiry in the matter of allegations of sexual harassment against former women hockey coach M K Kaushik to the Ministry's 'Committee on Sexual Harassment'," read a statement from the ministry.

Director Deepika Kachhal will work in the committee as the special counselor, while the body also includes Deputy Secretary Thanglemlian and Private Secretary Padma Memon as members.

Advocate and member in-charge law and legislation, Bulbul Das is also in the committee.

Delhi Commission for Women member Yasmin Khan has been co-opted as a member in the enquiry committee.

"The committee shall conduct enquiry into the allegations and submit its report at the earliest," the ministry said.

Kaushik resigned after player Ranjitha Devi complained to Hockey India that he sexually harassed her during the recent Canada and China tours.

He denied the charges, saying they are a conspiracy against him.

Hockey India had already referred the case to the Delhi Police after examining the report of its five-member inquiry committee, set up after Ranjitha's complaint.

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