Postal department employee Soundar Rajan who lost the SSLC answer paper bundles near Gingee in Villupuram district had been put off duty temporarily by the senior superintendent of post offices on Wednesday. Sources said that Soundar Rajan was under the influence of alcohol while he was carrying the paper bundles by bus.
He lost the bundles somewhere between Sathiyamangalam and Tindivanam while he was travelling by bus. “Since Soundar Rajan was drunk while he was carrying the bundles, he could not recall the then happenings clearly during the police in quiry.” Meanwhile, on Wednesday morning, a special meeting was held at Villupuram, in which the employees of postal, revenue, education and police departments were present. Villupuram district Collector V Sampath presided over the meeting, in which various issues were taken up including safe transportation of answer paper bundles.
The Collector advised the staff, to ensure safe package and carriage of SSLC answer paper bundles hereafter.
Senior superintendent of post offices of Puducherry divison Kandhasamy said, “Soundar Rajan (Gramin Dak Sevak employee) had been put off duty. We have asked the postal employees to watch over the movement of the answer paper bundles and to keep tracking the position of bundles at every stage. They had been advised to ensure that the bundles safely reached the destination.
Villupuram SP Manohar assured of providing adequate protection for careful transportation of answerpapers hereafter. Meanwhile, police team has been on the look out for the missing bundles consisting of 221 answer papers of SSLC English examination at the Gingee and Tindivanam areas. However, there is no progress yet.