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Hockey player doesn't regret coming out against coach Kaushik

Source: PTI
June 06, 2011 09:15 IST

She is fed up with the controversy and wants an end to it but hockey player T S Ranjitha Devi, who sensationally accused former coach M K Kaushik of sexual harassment last year, continues to stand by her allegations and does not regret the furore that followed.

"I want to stop it now. I am fed up with this. This incident has changed my life. Now I don't trust people easily," Ranjitha told PTI-Bhasha.

MK Kaushik"I am not going to deviate. Whatever I alleged is 100 per cent true. I have been a victim and I know the truth better then anyone else. His language and conduct were questionable. That is why all players supported me. I don't regret anything," she said.

Kaushik has got some relief by the committee probing the charges against him as it has stated in its report that the veteran coach did not harass anyone but his language was sexually coloured.

"The report says that Kaushik did not ask for sexual favours but his language was abusive and sexually coloured. We have submitted the report to Haryana government," SAI secretary Gopal Krishna revealed.

Kaushik, however, said he was confident that truth will come out.

"I always had firm belief that the truth will come out one day. But it is late now. Whatever damage was to be done, is done. Girls should realise their mistake. They harmed not only me but themselves and hockey as well," he said.

Kaushik, who has joined Motilal Nehru school of Sports as deputy director in Sonepat district of Haryana in April, also defended his style of talking.

"As far as my language is concerned, it was the same when the team was winning medals," he said

Asked whether he is in touch with any of the players, he replied in the negative.

"I am not in touch with any of them. Someone has provoked them against me. They are like my kids. Hockey India is responsible for whatever has happened," he alleged.

The infamous sex scandal rocked women's Hockey last year. Kaushik resigned after Ranjitha complained to Hockey India (HI) that he sexually harassed her during the tours of Canada and China.

HI referred the case to Delhi Police after examining the report of its five-member inquiry committee set up after Ranjita's complaint.

The Sports ministry had also launched its own probe in this case.
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