Thousands of Aadhaar cards, other documents found dumped in AlwarLast updated on Sep 03, 2017, 02:09 pm
In an alarming discovery, over 3,000 original documents of individuals, including Aadhaar cards, banking and insurance files, were found dumped near Thanagazi (Alwar), Rajasthan.
All belonged to residents of Sanganer area of Jaipur, 120kms away from the site.
It is believed some irresponsible postmen dumped the documents rather than delivering them. A case has been filed against unknown persons under the Indian Postal Act.
A source said that many of the documents recovered "were in sealed envelopes carrying stamps of Sanganer post office, and the stamps are dated somewhere eight months ago".
The action violates the bearers' right to privacy. Their misuse could also cause major problems for the people.
Investigations are still on and foul play can't be ruled out, said SP Rahul Prakash.
Surprisingly, this isn't the first such case
In July, the post office at Kurla (Mumbai) found out a postman had hoarded over 14,000 mails, whiling away time instead of doing his job.
Thousands of Aadhaar cards, bills and more had remained undelivered for two years.
The case came to light only when the guard of a place where he was dumping the mail contacted the post office.
How come people didn't notice?
In both cases, no one complained despite having missed important deliveries for years. Some in Sanganer had applied for Aadhaar as early as a year ago but never received the original card.
"Maybe people aren't troubled by not receiving letters anymore. Everyone pays their bills online now. So, a letter isn't so important. They just didn't notice that something was missing," a postman said.