CM clears leave application of police constable Lalita Salve; Will undergo sex reassignment operation

Lalita had been struggling to seek a month's leave since a year

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Lalita Salve, who is a female police constable from Maharashtra's Beed district will now undergo sex reassignment operation as the state government has cleared her one-month leave application.  

Last year, even though Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had supported Salve in her decision, her senior officials had refused her leave application on the grounds of operational exigencies. However, Salve did not give up and she met the CM to submit her leave application and likewise, Fadnavis directed the Director General Police (DGP) to sanction her one month leave.

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I met CM sir and submitted an application to him. He assured me that the letter would be sent to DGP office and the leave would be sanctioned. It has been over 9 months that I am running to get the leave sanction. Now, as the CM has agreed to grant the leave, I am feeling relieved. However, I am still waiting to hear from the police department," Salve told DNA.

Constable Lalita Salve underwent a medical test in 2014 where it was confirmed that her body possessed male genes. She underwent a test in 2016 at J J Hospital where she was suggested that she should change her sex. Following which, she sought leave in July 2017 but was denied the same. Then she moved to Bombay High Court but her petition was dismissed.

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