Thursday, March 7, 2019


Sh. A. N. Nanda,
The Secretary (Post),
Department of Post,
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-100001
No.     CHQ/POA/1-52/2017-18                            Dated 25.02.2019

 Subject:    Request for vigilance/CBI enquiry into the death of Captain M. Jayanth  Kumar PS Group B officer CBPO, APS, New Delhi.

 Respected Sir,

           With due deference, Postal Officer Association wishes to bring to your kind notice, one of the unfortunate alleged suicide incident occurred in CBPO unit of Army Postal Services.  On Friday morning, Captain M. Jayanth Kumar PS Group “B” officer of Karnataka Postal Circle now on deputation to CBPO, APS, New Delhi was found hanging from the ceiling fan in his Vasant Vihar staff quarter in Delhi. The members of this association are very upset on the untimely and unfortunate death of one of their honest, laborious, innocent and dynamic officer.

 As per information available with this association, Delhi Police have registered a case under section 174 of Cr.P.C and during preliminary enquiry recovered suicide notes from the crime scene. In the suicide note, as reported by Express News Service New Delhi dated 23-02-2019, officer was stressed as some people have misused his innocence. Though the publication is in brief and has not elaborated the position yet members of the association are of firm view that the officer was bold enough to face all the troubles and stresses of life which are adequate to rule out suicide theory. To confirm this averment, it is mentioned that the officer might have also mentioned the names of the people who allegedly tries to misuse his position to safeguard themselves in any of the probable departmental enquiry entrusted to the officer for investigation.

Perusal of the press clipping and other information gathered by this association reveals that officer has not committed suicide but something fishy happened that is a subject matter of investigation by premier agency like CBI. The possibility of canteen scam to which he may be an investigating officer cannot be ruled out. If the officer who detect the scam are not provided any safeguard, then the day would not be far when such officer, fearing their personal involvement, would not dare to report and investigate particularly where such kind of sacrifice are required to prove honesty and his honour. In this unfortunate incident, we have not only lost our dedicated, brave, sincere and hardworking officer but also miserably failed to unearth the bad incident for which this association now expect that our department will take this case at appropriate level so that real culprit may be brought to fore.

 It is therefore urged upon to pass an order to APS authorities for immediate departmental vigilance enquiry at APS Directorate level on the points raised by the deceased officer in his suicide note linking it to the canteen scam inquiry if any to elicit the truth and to bring the real culprits behind bars. If their needs be and find wrongdoings department can ask for CBI enquiry orders to APS authorities. It is also requested to device safeguard measures for the officers conducting enquiries in order to avoid any such incident in future. 
Hoping for an early action and line of reply
Yours sincerely,
General Secretary
Postal Officer Association

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