Harmanpreet Kaur loses DSP post at Punjab Police
She joined as the DSP back on March 1 after working with the Railways.
Published - Jul 10, 2018 12:54 pm | Updated - Jul 10, 2018 12:54 pm
Harmanpreet Kaur, India’s T20I captain, has tasted quite a bit of success in her international career. Both as a skipper and a batswoman she has flourished and is a brute force to reckon with. She is also among the few Indian players to have played in Australia’s Big Bash League. She was given the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Punjab Police in order to help her realise her dreams of becoming a police officer.
Earlier she worked for the Western Railways who weren’t willing to leave her due to bond related obligations. However, she landed herself in grave trouble earlier this month as she submitted a fake degree to the department as per a report carried out by The Times of India. The Punjab Police sent her documents for verification after which the revelations came to the fore.
More troubles for Kaur
The police department had contacted the university in relation following which it was proved. The police department has now taken a stern step against Harmanpreet and sacked her from the post. She joined as the DSP back on March 1 after Captain Amarinder Singh intervened in the issue and helped her with the position. Harmanpreet signed with Railways for a period of five years.
Meanwhile, the cricketer can be retained as the constable as she has the adequate qualification to take up that post. It has also been learned that the government is not looking to take any action against Kaur. She is a player youngsters look up to and such an incident may not set the right examples for them.
Kaur was a part of India’s squad in last year’s ICC Cricket World Cup in England. She was the Women in Blue’s second-highest run-scorer with 359 runs from nine matches at an average of 59.83. Her knock of 171 not out against Australia remains to be her top score in the ODI format.