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BCCI demands Rahul Johri's explanation on sexual harassment allegations

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

The Board of Control for in India (BCCI) on Saturday directed to provide an explanation regarding the sexual harassment allegations leveled against him.

In a statement, the apex authority of Indian said, "There are certain media reports today, including in the social media, pertaining to Mr. Rahul Johri, of The reports disclose allegations of sexual harassment made against Mr. Johri, by an unnamed person through a twitter handle."

"The allegations also relates to his previous employment with a The allegations have appeared as a part of the 'me too' movement," the statement added.

The further stated that although the allegations do not pertain to Johri's employment with them, the (CoA), a four-member committee appointed by the to oversee the operations of the BCCI, "has deemed it appropriate to seek an explanation from Mr Johri in relation to the allegations." The has, therefore, sought an explanation from Johri within a week.

The BCCI has been accused of harassment by an anonymous ex-colleague, who alleges that he took her to his house for the final part of an interview and allegedly assaulted her there.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 17:45 IST