Neeraj Kumar deposes before probe panel via Skype

Neeraj Kumar, former chief of BCCI's anti-corruption unit, is the most high-profile witness in the sexual harassment allegations against Rahul Johri.

Former commissioner of police, Delhi, and a former chief of BCCI's anti-corruption unit Neeraj Kumar. (FILE IMAGE)   -  Sandeep Saxena

The independent probe panel, formed by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) to look into the sexual harassment allegation against Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO, Rahul Johri, has taken a deposition from former top cop Neeraj Kumar.

A former Delhi police commissioner and a former chief of BCCI's anti-corruption unit, Kumar confirmed to this publication that he has deposed before the panel on Saturday via Skype. This becomes one of the high-profile depositions in the case.

Earlier on Saturday, news agency PTI reported that BCCI's acting treasurer, Anirudh Chaudhary, too has deposed before the commission. Chaudhary, however, could not be reached for a comment.

The three-member committee, comprising Justice (retired) Rakesh Sharma, Barkha Singh and Veena Gowda, are in the process of taking voices from various people on the case and is to submit a report to the CoA.

Meanwhile, another woman, who claimed to have worked with Johri in Zee TV, has levelled allegations against the Board's CEO and has even emailed the panel with her version of the story. She, however, did not want to be highlighted in the media.

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