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Maharashtra woman cop gets government nod for sex-change surgery

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | VRUSHALI PURANDARE
Published May 22, 2018, 2:34 am IST
Updated May 22, 2018, 2:34 am IST
Ms Salve will visit the state-run St. George Hospital on Tuesday along with her uncle for the procedure and further treatment.
Lalita Salve
 Lalita Salve

Mumbai: Maharashtra police constable Lalita Salve (29), on Monday got the permision from state police department to undergo sex-reassignment surgery (SRS).    

Ms Salve received the written order from G. Shreedhar, superintendent of police of Beed clearing her leave application and is all set to undergo the procedure. 

 

Ms Salve will visit the state-run St. George Hospital on Tuesday along with her uncle for the procedure and further treatment.

Ms Salve, who joined the force in June 2010, had sought permission for a month’s leave to undergo SRS in September 2017 but her plea was dismissed in November. 

Ms Salve then approached the Bombay High Court, which directed her to the state administrative tribunal. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis directed the home department to treat her case positively.

The home department forwarded the file to state law and judiciary department, while the latter sent her file to the director general of police’s (DGP) office. 

 

The DGP then laid the responsibility to take a decision on the government’s doorstep, and home minister Dr Ranjit Patil — who has charge of law and judiciary — cleared her file.

Ms Salve had undergone a complete check-up at the state-run JJ Hospital, where medicos gave her the green signal for SRS. 

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