Harmanpreet Kaur withdrawn from Punjab's DSP rank over fake degree certificate row
Chandigarh: India women's cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur on Monday was withdrawn from the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) after her graduation certificate was confirmed to be fake.
Punjab Chief Minister Amiarinder Singh had offered the DSP post to Harmanpreet in July last year, following her scintillating performance in the Women's World Cup 2017. According to a report in the Times of India, she can still be retained as a constable. “The state government has written to Harmanpreet that since now her qualification can only be treated as Class XII, she can at best be retained by the Punjab police as a constable," said a senior government functionary in Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's office. Harmanpreet, who was serving in the Indian Railways, was relieved from her duties in March after she put in a request to join Punjab police. Punjab chief minister 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.