Slow Mail, Slow Justice

Ram Gupta’s speed post arrived late and the postal employees demanded bribes to hand over the post. He filed a case and a consumer court awarded him compensation. But the postal authorities fought for the corrupt employees and the apex consumer court cut down Gupta’s compensation! Sucheta Dalal reports

Ram Avatar Gupta of Fatepuri ought to have been a happy man on 1 June 2006. He had won a...

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