The high court on Monday came to the rescue of a senior citizen who wanted a post office to be established near his house in Vasanth Nagar.
The court has warned that suo motu contempt proceedings would be initiated against the postal department if it failed to establish a post office in the area within four months.
A public interest litigation was filed by Satinderpal Chopra, a senior citizen from Vasanth Nagar, who had stated that people of the area had been put to great hardship after the only post office there had been closed down about one and half years ago. The post office was closed down since it was located on a private property at 7th cross 11th Main in Vasanth Nagar. Chopra pleaded that in spite of many respresentations to the postmaster general urging him to open a new post office on Millers Road, the needful had not been done.