Rohtak post office flooded with birthday cards, rakhis for rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim; staff made to work overtime

  • 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.

 Rohtak post office flooded with birthday cards, rakhis for rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim; staff made to work overtime

The birthday of Dera chief coincides with Raksha Bandhan this year. ANI

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.

Updated Date: Aug 15, 2019 20:50:52 IST