Aligarh, Dec 18: Residents of Aligarh's Kohl tehsil were surprised when a report of Aadhar cards, Unique Identification card (UID), were found at a scrap dealer's shop. Some 200 Aadhar cards were about to be sold as trash in an open market when they came to a passersby's noticed who saved them.
As per a TOI report, Balkishan, who works for Aligarh post office, had brought in these UID cards over to his house, thinking they would remain safe at his home and it would also give him the chance to deliver the documents to the residents in one go. But he couldn't envisage the following chain of events. His wife, while cleaning the house, mistook the documents to be discarded articles.
When the son reached the scrap dealer's shop with the 'junk' he was made to wait, for the dealer was not available there. The boy (postman's son) emptied the content in the shop, since the scrap dealer's son, who was manning the shop, wasn't aware of the right price for it asked the customer to wait. It was then that these cards lying on the ground came to a passersby's eyes. Seeing Adhaar cards strewn on the shop floor the man immediately contacted the cops and the administration was informed.
When the police questioned the postman's wife she told the cops that she mistook them as mere junk.
SDM Dharmendra Singh has asked the Aligarh postal department to investigate if this is the only case or something of this gravity occurred in other areas as well. The postal department is probing the case.