Rohtak post office flooded with birthday cards, rakhis for rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim; staff made to work overtime
The followers of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim have increased the workload of the post office as it is taking time for them to process the details of each article addressed to him.
The birthday of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh coincides with Raksha Bandhan this year
Rohtak post office has been receiving rakhis and birthday cards from his followers in abundance addressed to the rape convict
The postmaster said the office has received almost 7,000-8,000 articles for Ram Rahim to date
Rohtak: The followers of self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is serving life imprisonment, have increased the workload of the local post office staff as they are receiving rakhis and birthday cards from them in abundance addressed to the rape convict.
The post office has received almost 7,000-8,000 articles to date. According to the postmaster, the influx of almost 2,000 articles per day is expected until 20 August. The birthday of Dera chief coincides with Raksha Bandhan this year.
The followers of Singh have increased the workload of the post office as it is taking time to process the details of each article sent to him. "This is a time-taking process because the details of each article needs to be uploaded on the database. As a result, the post office staff is working overtime. The post office already lacks in permanent staff and this has added up to the agony", said the postmaster.
However, not only the post office staff but the jail administration is also facing a similar fate as every article needs to be checked thoroughly.
Ram Rahim is currently lodged at Sunaria jail in Rohtak after being convicted in two rape cases and the murder of a journalist. He was sentenced in August 2017 to 20 years imprisonment for raping two of his women followers.
Ram Rahim and four others were convicted on 8 October for the murder of Ram Rahim's former manager Ranjit Singh in 2002
The Dera chief is already serving jail time of 20 years for raping his women followers