The recovery of abandoned New Year greeting cards of Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan — sent to lawyers of his Lok Sabha constituency Hajipur — has led to the suspension of three postal officials.
The suspended officials are Lallan Ram, the postmaster of Hajipur main post office, Raj Kumar Shrivastava, public relations officer, and Deonarayan Mahto, the postman.
The action against the three was taken after Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) workers lodged a complaint after discovering that the greeting cards had not been delivered and instead were dumped on the third floor of the district bar council building.
The cards had reached Hajipur main post office on December 22, but were not distributed, especially among the lawyers of Hajipur.
Confirming the development, superintendent of main post office Umesh Chand Prasad told HT that the action was taken after the complaint was found to be true. “The postal department has taken a very serious note of the lapse. We are making arrangements for the distribution of the greeting cards to the concerned persons,” he added.
Prasad said a detailed investigation has been ordered into the lapse and anybody found guilty would face action.
On Wednesday, a senior official from the district superintendent office arrived at the main post office and conducted an inquiry into non-distribution of the cards.