'Yes, Rahul (Johri) appeared before the panel in person before the probe panel. Since two of the alleged victims have already deposed along with COA members and one of the principal office-bearer (treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry), only CEO was left,' a senior BCCI official said
New Delhi: Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri, who is facing sexual harassment allegations, on Tuesday deposed before the three-member probe panel appointed by the Committee of Administrators (COA).
Also, two of the alleged victims also deposed before the committee even though the dates of their appearance could not be confirmed, PTI reported.
"Yes, Rahul appeared before the panel in person before the probe panel. Since two of the alleged victims have already deposed along with COA members and one of the principal office-bearer (treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry), only CEO was left," a senior BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
"One of the alleged victims deposed before the panel via Skype. The other was the latest complainant. However, I won't be able to confirm whether she appeared in person or deposed via video conferencing," the official added.
The probe panel comprises Allahabad High Court judge (Retd) Rakesh Sharma, former Delhi Commission of Women (DCW) chairperson Barkha Singh and lawyer activist Veena Gowda.
On Monday, BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry, COA members Vindo Rai, Diana Edulji and other top office bearers of the Indian cricket board appeared separately before the probe panel.
The panel is to submit its report to the COA on November 15.
The allegations against Johri surfaced when an author, Harnidh Kaur, shared an incident involving an unnamed person, who claimed to be Johri's colleague during his stint at the Discovery Channel.
(With inputs from PTI)
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Last Updated Nov 14, 2018, 8:15 PM IST