Court notice to boxer Vijender Singh for joining league

Friday, Jul 24, 2015,18:54 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Chandigarh | The Punjab and Haryana High Court today 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 S K Mittal and Justice H S 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.
During the resumed hearing of the matter today, 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.