Bogus Post Office Opened in Maharashtra


This is regarding Opening of Bogus Post Offices in katol Sub Division under Nagpur Division – Department Instructions

Letter NumberInv/13-5/Opening of Bogus BO/2022
Letter Dated24.11.2022
Issued byMaharashtra Postal Circle
SubjectBogus Post Office Opened in Maharashtra
Signed ByAPMG (Vig and Inv)
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It is intimated that a case of opening of two bogus BOs namely Wandali BO and Sawargaon BO under Nagpur MFL Dn has come to light.

Gist of Case:

  1. The culprits have taken a rented room in the village and hanged flex of name board with name of Branch Post Office, Departmental logo and PIN Code, making it look like a real post office.
  2. The people working there are given fake appointment orders. The recruitment letter is having office name as ‘ DEPARTMENT OF POSTS-INDIA, OFFICE OF CHIEF POSTMASTER GENERAL, NAGPUR CIRCLE’ and the signing authority mentioned as ‘Director Postal Service, O/o Assistant Postmaster General, Nagpur Circle.’
  3. The Culprits has also set up biometric attendance device, table, chairs, wooden racks to keep records. Flex board with citizen charter having logo of IndiaPost, envelope having postage stamps, revenue stamps and few blank envelope were also available at the bogus BOs.
  4. Fake IDs were issued to employees with employee number, designation signature of issuing authority.

In this connection, it is requested to instruct all the Divisions/Unit offices under your region to be vigilant of such kind of frauds or suspicious activities.

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