CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh Police’s 700-page chargesheet against Haryana minister and ex-national men’s hockey captain
in a sexual harassment and assault case filed by a junior athletics coach mentions that their relationship went beyond professional interaction, and that the former was “not being honest” about it, reports Ajay Sura.
The chargesheet lists 45 witnesses, several of whom are said to have corroborated the junior coach’s complaint about being harassed by the minister. It also mentions that
couldn’t explain why he would meet the complainant beyond official work hours, including late at night.
Some contents of the chargesheet are based on a report by the Central Forensic Science Laboratory, which examined the junior coach’s mobile phone. The police had sent three phones, including two belonging to the minister, for analysis. According to the chargesheet, the minister claimed that the complainant only visited his office cabin. The woman, on the other hand, “was able to identify the main office (in his residence), an adjacent side room, the bedroom and attached bathroom, and all the connecting passageways”.
This, it says, “clearly show that the victim had visited the said rooms where she claimed to have been molested”.