However, since her trauma went unheeded, she later made an application for a sex reassignment surgery SRS , which was declared as 'strange' and rejected outright by her superiors. A graduate in Literature, she had developed transsexual gender symptoms around three years ago and in , had even taken her seniors into confidence about her agony and plans for a sex-change operation. Salve, who has already re-christened herself as 'Lalit Kumar', was admitted to the hospital on May 22 and underwent a series of pre-surgery tests and procedures. Share Via Email Published: An official of the St George's Hospital said that this was the first such "complex and ultra-sensitive" operation for changing the sex of an adult person, conducted in this leading government healthcare facility. After Patil's green signal on Monday last, the final clearance came in writing from the government with the Beed superintendent of police G Shreedhar, allowing her medical leave for SRS. She was taken to the operation theatre this morning and after the surgery, he was brought into the intensive care unit ICU where he will remain for the next few days. A lady police constable of Maharashtra Police, Lalita Salve, on Friday underwent a successful sex-change surgery to become a 'police-man', creating a history in the state. He is likely to remain in the hospital for around a week and then discharged," the official told the media persons here. Undaunted, she filed a plea before the Bombay high court which directed her to Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal, and even appealed to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Salve, now a male constable, is expected to resume his duties after around a month of post-operative care and recuperation. Home Nation Female police constable undergoes sex-change surgery in Mumbai Lalita Salve Salve, now a male constable, is expected to resume his duties after around a month of post-operative care and recuperation. The sex-change operation was conducted for over four hours by well- known plastic surgeon Dr Rajat Kapoor and his six-member team at the St George's Hospital in south Mumbai.