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2017 World Cup star Harmanpreet Kaur set to join Punjab police

It was Harmanpreet's dream to become a police officer. She will now join as deputy superintendent of police

T2 Online Newsdesk 23 February 2018, 6:19 PM
She was previously employed with the Indian Railways

She was previously employed with the Indian Railways Image: Twitter

You'd better not be in Harmanpreet Kaur's bad books now. Because she isn't just a cricketer anymore. She's a cop.

Kaur is slated to join Punjab police as seputy superintendent of police on March 1. This happened only after the Indian Railways relieved her following her request to join Punjab police.

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh had also taken up the matter with the railway ministry to waive off the bond condition and allow Harmanpreet, who is a native of Moga, to join as a DSP in Punjab.

A spokesperson of the Chief Minister's Office said the railways had sent a letter to the government conveying their acceptance of Amarinder's request for bond waiver to enable the cricketer to realise her dream of becoming a police officer.

Notably, as per the bond signed with Indian Railways, the cricketer could not be relieved till the completion of a five-year term. Otherwise, she would have to return the salary of five years.

Harmanpreet Kaur
Harmanpreet Kaur during the WC. Image: AFP

Harmanpreet had already completed three years of service as office superintendent at Western Railway.

She had resigned from the railways last year. Her medical test for the post of DSP had been completed but she could not join as Indian Railways did not relieve her.

The chief minister expressed happiness over the development, saying the state was proud to have Harmanpreet as part of its police force.

Amarinder has also thanked Union railway minister Piyush Goyal for accepting his request, said the spokesperson, pointing out that the chief minister had personally taken up the matter with the minister.

The chief minister had offered the DSP's post to Harmanpreet in July last year, following her scintillating performance in the Women's World Cup 2017.

(With inputs from PTI)

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