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Turning pro: Court issues fresh notice to boxer Vijender Singh

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday issued a fresh notice to boxer Vijender Singh on his joining professional boxing league. Earlier this month, Vijender had played down the objections raised by his employers, Haryana Police, after he turned pro and said the matter would be resolved amicably soon.

othersports Updated: Jul 24, 2015 20:32 IST
Boxer Vijender Singh will start his training from July 27 in Manchester under trainer Lee Beard for his professional debut in Britain in September. (AFP Photo)
Boxer Vijender Singh will start his training from July 27 in Manchester under trainer Lee Beard for his professional debut in Britain in September. (AFP Photo)

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday issued a fresh notice to boxer Vijender Singh on his joining professional boxing league.

The notice, returnable on August 20, was issued by the bench comprising justice SK Mittal and justice HS Sidhu.

Taking cognizance of the news published in the media with regard to his decision to turn pro and join the Queensbury Promotions boxing league, the high court had earlier issued notices to the state of Haryana and Vijender for July 24, terming the action of the pugilist as being against the sports policy.

Earlier this month, Vijender had played down the objections raised by his employers, Haryana Police, after he turned pro and said the matter would be resolved amicably soon.

During the resumed hearing of the matter, the additional advocate general, Haryana, appeared before the bench and sought three weeks time for filing a reply.

As the notice earlier issued through the DGP, Haryana, to the 2008 Olympic bronze medallist boxer was not received back either served or unserved, the bench issued a fresh notice to him for August 20.

Haryana police had recently warned of taking action against Vijender if he failed to seek permission from the state government for turning professional.

The boxer was made DSP by Haryana government after winning bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Vijender is currently on probation and yet to complete his training. Being a government employee, Vijender cannot accept another employment and cannot accept remuneration from any other source without the government's permission.