Five Punjab players appointed police officers

July 18th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS  

Harbhajan Singh Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday approved the appointment of five Asian Games and Commonwealth Games gold medallists as deputy superintendents of police in the police.

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who is also the home and sports minister, gave his approval for the appointment of Manjit Kaur (athletics), Avneet Kaur (shooting), Ranjab Sodhi (shooting), Palwinder Singh Cheema (wrestling) and Amandeep Kaur (hockey).

Badal said that players winning gold medals at international events will be appointed deputy superintendents, provided they are graduates.

He said Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will soon hand over appointment letters to the players.

Earlier, the Punjab government had appointed Gagan Ajit Singh (hockey), Sunita Rani (athletics) and Harbhajan Singh (cricket) as deputy superintendents.

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