My family and I were confident truth would prevail: Rahul Johri

first_imgBCCI CEO Rahul Johri resumed duties after the Committee of Administrators (COA) chairman Vinod Rai ruled that he should continue as a natural consequence of the findings of independent probe committee.After the three member probe committee submitted its report earlier in the day, Diana Edulji, the other member of the COA, took time to study the report and concluded that he is not fit to continue as CEO.Following the split in opinion among the COA members, the chairman prevailed. Minutes after the verdict was made public, Johri arrived at the BCCI headquarters with his wife.”It’s been a traumatic few months for our family. I am grateful to God and thanks to all for having faith in me. I am really grateful to the independent inquiry committee. We were always confident that truth would prevail,” Johri told India Today.Also read – BCCI CEO Rahul Johri given clean chit in sexual harassment caseHe had “no comments to offer” on Diana Edulji’s stand that Johri was no longer fit to continue. Edulji formed her opinion based on one member of the probe committee, Veena Gowda. Gowda commented in the report, “The conduct of Mr. Rahul Johri at Birmingham, as a CEO of an institution such as BCCI, is unprofessional and inappropriate which would adversely affect its reputation.”While the other two members of the probe committee Rakesh Sharma and Barkha Singh gave Johri a clean chit and even termed the charges ‘fabricated’, Ms Gowda recommended that Johri should undergo gender sensitization counselling/training.advertisementWhen asked about Gowda’s comments, Johri refused to dive deep. “All the three members of committee have cleared me of charges and that is important,” Johri further said.One former colleague of Johri and another unnamed media professional had deposed against him in front of the committee.BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary, ex Mumbai player Shishir Hattangdi, former BCCI anti-corruption head Neeraj Kumar and Lodha reforms petitioner Aditya Verma too made depositions against the CEO during the inquiry.Also watch –last_img read more