Asian Games: Sports Authority of India Launches Inquiry Into Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Gymnast, Coach

The Gymnastic Federation of India (GFI) has promised strict action if the duo was found guilty of charges of 'harassing' a woman player during the national camp at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.

updated: September 18, 2014 10:15 IST
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New Delhi: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) Wednesday launched an inquiry into the allegations of sexual harassment even as the accused, gymnastics coach Manoj Rana and gymnast Chandan Pathak, flew for Incheon for the 17th Asian Games starting Friday.

SAI director general Jiji Thomson told IANS that he had already initiated an inquiry against Rana and Pathak but suspects a larger conspiracy resulting from the infighting in the Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI).

A police case has been registered against Rana and Pathak for sexually harassing a woman gymnasts here at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium during the national camp for the Asian Games.

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