Haryana

Haryana Cabinet nod to wrestler Geeta Phogat's appointment as DSP

October 18, 2016 07:09 PM

Chandigarh : The Haryana cabinet on Tuesday approved the appointment of international woman wrestler Geeta Phogat as a Deputy Superintendent of Police in the state police.

The Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here, approved a Home Department proposal in this regard.

"She is a graduate and a sportsperson of international repute. She is also a gold medallist in wrestling at the 19th Commonwealth Games-2010 held in Delhi," a state government spokesperson said.

The Cabinet also approved the proposal to appoint mountaineer Ram Lal as Sub-Inspector under the sports quota.

In the past, a number of international and national award winning sportspersons from Haryana have been recruited in the Haryana Police and the state government, including Olympic bronze medallist boxer Vijender Singh.

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