CM intervenes, police constable Lalita Salve will undergo sex-change operation

The petition stated that Lalita had a gender dysphoria abnormality and was advised to undergo a sex-change operation


28-year-old Lalita Salve, who is a woman constable in Beed, approached Bombay High Court (HC) seeking a leave to undergo a sex-change operation after she was denied the permission for the same by her senior police officers.

However, on Thursday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis asked the director general of police to handle Lalita’s case as an exception and retain her in service as a male constable after the sex-change operation.

Who is Lalita Salve?

Lalita Salve is currently posted as a woman constable at the Majalgaon city police station in Beed district.

Why does she want to go for a sex-change?

Three-years-ago, Salve noticed changes in her body after which she underwent medical tests where she found out that the presence of Y chromosome was more.

The petition which was filed by the lawyers of Salve in the HC stated that she had gender dysphoria abnormality and was suggested to undergo a sex-change operation. Following to which, she approached senior police officers for the same and seek a month’s medical leave.

However, when her senior officers denied her leave, she approached HC where CM intervened and asked the Maharashtra DG to retain her a male constable after her surgery.

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