THE NAVY has issued an arrest warrant against Haryana all-rounder and Acting Petty Officer Deepak Punia, reportedly for playing for the Haryana Ranji team without its no-objection certificate (NOC).
In the warrant, issued on October 24, Commodore M M S Shergil, Commanding Officer of INS Angre, has authorised the police in Haryana and Mumbai, as well as the “Naval Provost Marshal, Commodore Bureau of Sailors” (both in Mumbai) and “DNPM Delhi Area (INS India)” to arrest Punia.
“Such being an offence against Navy Act 1957, and you are to bring the said Deepak Punia, AG PO (US), 237169-Y, on board the said ship or some other Indian Naval Ship to answer for the said offence and to be further dealt with according to law,” says the warrant.
The 24-year-old was employed by the Services in 2014, before representing Saurashtra for two seasons and moving to Haryana this season. He has also been a part of Mumbai Indians in the IPL.