Indian Women’s T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur’s graduation degree turned out to be fake. The Punjab government may decide to demote her as a constable in the Punjab Police, four months after she was appointed a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP).
She had joined the Punjab police as a DSP on March 1 and had submitted a 2011 graduation degree issued by Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut.
However, sources said Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has taken a “lenient view” of the fact that her degree turned out to be fake as she has told the government that she, too, was unaware that the degree held by her was fake. It was the Chief Minister himself who had offered her a job in the police in July 2017 after her performance in the Women’s World Cup last year.
“She told us that her coach got her admission in the university, saying it was flexible about exams. She has told us she was given the degree but had no inkling that it was fake. The CM has almost decided that we appoint her as constable, a post matching with her educational qualification of senior secondary and elevate her as DSP.” said a senior functionary of the Punjab government.
Harmanpreet could lose her Arjuna award if the police files an FIR for forgery against her.