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Postman who sold letters suspended

india Updated: May 28, 2011 01:04 IST
Eshani Mathur
Eshani Mathur
Hindustan Times
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A postman from the South City 2 post office was suspended after residents of the area registered a complaint against the post office officials at the Sadar police station on Friday.

The police and the postal department are now investigating into the goof up which surfaced on Thursday, after residents of South City-2 along with the HT team recovered two bags containing mails, sold to a junk dealer in the area.

“The postal department is also investigating into the matter. The postman identified by the junk dealer has been suspended,” Inderjeet Singh, SHO, South City 2, said.

Superintending inspector (SI) of the post office Jagdish Singh said, “Ishtiyak (postman) has been identified by the dealer. He had been selling the mails to him for the past two months. Investigation is on. We are sure that more names involved in the case will surface soon.”

Hundreds of residents in the Sohna Road area were not receiving mails as the postal department had been selling those to junk dealers for the past two months. The mails included important EMI and life insurance letters, letters from banks, money orders and college entrance exams admit cards, apart from wedding cards and other personal mails, including telephone bills. The postal department, without realising the importance of these mails, had sold off a 40-kg bag for R10/kg. Many residents suffered disconnection of telephone lines, and delayed payment of EMIs.