India, March 1 -- In a first, the Chhattisgarh police recruited 13 transgender people as constables in four districts of the state, a senior police official said after the Chhattisgarh Constable Recruitment examination results for 2019-20 came out on Monday.

Out of these 13, nine were recruited from Raipur range and 20 people had appeared for the exam.

"The results of the constable recruitment examination are out, and I congratulate everyone who qualified the examination. We have also recruited transgender people as constable for the first time and I personally congratulate them," said Director General of Police, Chhattisgarh, DM Awasthi.

Until now, only two transgender police personnel were recruited in India - one in Tamil Nadu, anot...