Mail selling case: Two officials suspended
Two more officials at the South City 2 post office have been suspended for their alleged involvement in the case related to the selling of mail to junk dealers.Updated: Jun 03, 2011 00:43 IST
Two more officials at the South City 2 post office have been suspended for their alleged involvement in the case related to the selling of mail to junk dealers.
Earlier, the postal department had suspended the area postman after a report was published in HT on May 27.
The postmaster, Chaturguj and a clerk, Naveen Dagar, were suspended on Wednesday on the charges of negligence in duty and their involvement in the case.
The police and the postal department are investigating the case. The mails were being sold for the past two months. People residing in localities on Sohna Road had complained of not receiving ordinary mails.
Residents of Nirvana Country, along with an HT team, had raided a junk dealer and recovered two bags full of undelivered mails with each weighing about 40 kg.
The mails were ‘sold’ to two scrap dealers allegedly by officials of the South City 2 post office.
One of them sold off four bags on Wednesday while the other one was caught.
“We get accumulated scrap letters of about two months at a price of R10/kg. We do not know what the bag contains,” said a dealer.
First Published: Jun 03, 2011 00:41 IST