Sikh Wins Racial Suit in UK

February 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India (IANS)

A Sikh policeman who was refused a dozen applications to join the police force in his home town is set to receive a five-figure compensation for racial discrimination.

Sangram Singh Bhacker, who comes from Manchester, about 320 km from here, had been trying to join his home city’s police force for 18 years but was turned down despite having served five other police forces in England.

Andrew Marston, head of personnel at Greater Manchester Police, wrote to Bhacker last year: "I am not prepared to consider you as a potential transferee with the GMP now or in the future," prompting the policeman to complain to an employment tribunal.