April 26, 2001

DSP post offered to Harbhajan

The Punjab Government has honoured one of its most famous sporting sons, Harbhajan Singh with a cash award of Rs 5 lakhs, a plot of land and offered him a job in the State Police in recognition of his outstanding performance in the recent Test series against Australia.

At a function in Chandigarh on Wednesday night, Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal handed over to Harbhajan Singh a draft for Rs 5 lakhs and an allotment letter for a 500 square yard plot of land in his home town Jalandhar and offered him a job as Deputy Superintendant in Punjab Police.

The appointment of Harbhajan Singh as DSP will be taken up and cleared in the next cabinet meeting after a consent in this regard was received from him, according to an official press release here today.

The off spinner is already an employee of Indian Airlines for which he turns out in various tournaments.