Over 100 Aadhar cards, some of them in half-burnt condition, were found lying abandoned in an open place in Bhestan locality of Surat city on Tuesday. These cards were found by a passerby near Sonal Industries, official sources said.
The post master of Bhestan division B N Mehta along with his staffers reached to the spot and took possession of all the Aadhar cards. Bhestan division postal department office D R Solanki said, “We have recovered hundreds of Adhar cards and we are probing to find out to whom these cards were allotted for delivery. The delivery is done as per the area and we are trying to find out to the postmen who were responsible. We will definitely take strict action and such negligence in duties will not be entertained.”
This is the third such incident involving abandoned Aadhar cards in Surat in the last few months. A few days ago, a bunch of about 1000 Aadhar cards were found lying in the water tank on the roof of Bhestan Postal office. The Aadhar cards were found by Bhestan area Congress municipal councilor, Satish Patel, who later informed to the Bhestan post officer. The Senior Superintendent of post of Surat division, R N Patel had suspended three officials including two postmen in this connection.
A couple of months ago, a passerby had found over hundreds cards dumped in the garbage container at Nanpura near LIC office. But till now no action has been taken against any of the postmen of Nanpura branch.