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Degree row: DySP Harmanpreet may be demoted to constable's post

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Indian Women's T-20 and vice-of women's national team Harmanpreet Kaur, who was appointed as a deputy of police (DySP) in March this year on the basis of her sporting credentials, may be demoted to the rank of after her graduation degree was found to be "fake" by Police.

"As her graduation degree was found to be fake, Harmanpreet's qualification can now be treated as Class XII. So she can be given the post of which matches her educational qualification," said a senior official.

The government, however, is yet to take a final decision as the has sought comments from the of police on this matter.

"The file (pertaining to Harmanpreet) has been sent to the DGP office for his comments," a of the said.

According to the service rules, a candidate has to be a graduate for the post of in

The police during verification of Harmanpreet's testimonials had found her graduation degree from (CCSU), Meerut, as "fake".

Harmanpreet who had come to Mohali on July 3 for an event had told media, "I am aware of it (controversy), the is taking care of that. I am hoping for a positive response."

Harmanpreet's father had earlier claimed that the testimonials of his daughter were "genuine".

He had claimed that his daughter got the job of office at the Western Railway on the basis of the graduation degree.

Indian women's T20 was appointed a DySP in March this year. The Punjab Captain had offered the post of DySP to Harmanpreet in July last year, following her scintillating performance in the Women's

Harmanpreet was earlier employed with the Indian Railways but was relieved from her duties earlier this year after she put in a request to join Punjab police.

The Punjab had also taken up the matter with the to waive the bond condition and allow Harmanpreet, who is a native of Moga, to join as a DySP in Punjab Police from March 1.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 16:45 IST