Justice Shekhar Saraf, Calcutta HC
Justice Shekhar Saraf, Calcutta HC

Post offices have sacred duty to uphold citizens' trust built over decades: Calcutta High Court

The breach of this trust held by a post office can also affect the trust of the citizenry towards the postal system, which is the lifeblood of the Indian republic at large, the Court added.

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday ordered a local post office in Burnpur to pay an amount of ₹6,99,500 to the kin of a slain army personnel who was duped by an agent of the post office agent of money invested in a Monthly Income Scheme (MIS) and a fixed deposit. [Sulekha Chatterjee v. Union of India].

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