India hockey captain Sandeep Singh has been appointed as the Deputy Superintendent of Haryana Police for his outstanding achievement in the national as well as international circuit, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced on Saturday.
"Earlier too, we have appointed various sportspersons as DSPs in the police force. We are giving various incentives to them and this is yielding encouraging results," Hooda said of the drag-flicker's appointment, who hails from Shahbad.
At a felicitation programme to honour 13 outstanding sportspersons of the state in Chandigarh, Hooda also said the state government would soon come with a comprehensive Sports Policy with a provision to scout for talents from rural as well as urban areas.
"Over the last few years, the players from the state have been doing very well and have brought laurels not just to the state, but to the entire nation. Their success indicates that Haryana has been rapidly making progress in various fields," he said.