New Delhi: Senior IPS officer Baljit Singh Sandhu was on Friday granted 3-month extension (till the end of this year) as the chief of Haryana police force. According to the order issued by the Personnel Ministry, the decision was made keeping in view the public interest. Also Read - Haryana Reports First COVID-19 Death, State Bans Sale on Gutkha, Pan Masala

It must be noted that Sandhu, a 1984 batch IPS officer of Haryana cadre, was due to retire on Sunday. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved an extension in service of Sandhu as Director General of Police, Haryana, for three months beyond his superannuation, that is 30.09.2018, in public interest, it said. Also Read - Haryana: Man Catches Fire While Cleaning Household Items With Alcohol-based Sanitiser

Last year in April, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar appointed Baljit Singh Sandhu in place of Kushal Pal Singh as the new state police chief. Also Read - Coronavirus: Haryana Govt Employees Will Not Mark Biometric Attendance Till March 31