Sexual harassment complaint filed against SAI coach

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Guwahati: Athletes of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) training centre at Solalgaon have filed a complaint against in-charge and swimming coach Mrinal Basumatary, accusing him of sexual harassment.

Most of the athletes are minor girls, the SAI stated in a release as a complaint was lodged at the Paltan Bazar Police Station here on Thursday taking into account the "gravity of the matter".

"As SAI adopts zero tolerance policy towards sexual harassment cases, the same will be followed up so as to ensure that justice is delivered to our athletes," said the release.

The matter was brought to light by some athletes at the centre and their coach on the sidelines of a selection trials in Guwahati.

The matter was further referred to the internal committee of the nodal sports body's regional centre, and a probe has already started.

Sources at the SAI, Guwahati, said the matter is being dealt with the "highest priority due to the highly sensitive nature" of the issue. They, however, refused to reveal further details.

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