Punjab Government not to Charge Harmanpreet Kaur over Fake Degree
The Punjab Government has recently revealed they will not press charge against Indian T20 Women’s Cricket team skipper, Harmanpreet Kaur over the recent fake degree charges.
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Meanwhile, recently the government took away her DSP post over the fake degree. However, top government functionary revealed on condition anonymity that CM doesn’t want to put any penal charge against the accomplished cricketer.
Furthermore, he added the CM wants her to complete her studies and later get a promotion as DSP. If any legal proceedings take place, it might complicate the matter for the Indian skipper. Last year, she received the Arjuna Award for her contributions to women’s cricket.
“The matter has been sent to the government for further course of action,” DGP Suresh Arora said.
The 29-year old cricketer from Moga got the post on March 1, with Amarinder and DGP Arora pinning the stars on her uniform. She had submitted a 2011 graduation degree issued by Chaudhary Charan Singh University in Meerut to fulfil the eligibility criterion for becoming a DSP.
Enquiries by Punjab Police with the Meerut varsity revealed Harmanpreet’s degree was not genuine, and in fact, she was not a student of the university. The state has now offered her a constable’s post on the basis of her Class 12 pass certificate.
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.
Previously, Harmanpreet worked with the Railways as a Superintendent. The captain had intervened to seek a waiver for her from a bond signed with the Railways to enable her to join as DSP in Punjab.