Boxer Vijender warned by Haryana police after turning pro

  • PTI, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jul 01, 2015 06:31 IST

Vijender Singh's decision to turn professional might cause a few problems. Haryana police on Tuesday warned of action against Olympic bronze-medallist boxer if he failed to seek permission from the state government for the switch.

"He (Vijender) is a government servant and he cannot accept another employment. Without the government's permission, how can he accept money from another place," Haryana Additional DGP (Administration) KK Sharma said in Chandigarh.

"If he does so on his own, then action can be taken against him," he further said.

Sharma said Vijender could be discharged from services if he fails to get permission from the government.

He said that Haryana Police does not have any official intimation about Vijendar turning pro. Action, if any in the matter, can only be taken after there is official confirmation.

Vijender, the country's most celebrated boxer, bid adieu to his amateur career on Monday by turning professional, ruling himself out of next year's Rio Olympics.

The first Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal, the 29-year-old signed a multi-year agreement with Queensberry Promotions through IOS Sports and Entertainment.

Vijender was appointed as Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) by the previous Bhupinder Singh Hooda government in Haryana for his outstanding record in boxing at national and international level.

Vijender is currently on probation and yet to complete his training.

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