Koppal: Post master cheats gullible villagers, gobbles deposits worth crores


Daijiworld Media Network - Koppal (MS)

Koppal, Jan 18: A post master cheated gullible villagers, who had given him money to be put in post office deposit schemes, to the tune of crores of rupees.

This incident has taken place in Madinoor villager of the district. Prasanna Purohit is the post master who has cheated the innocent villagers of their life time earnings.

Prasanna Purohit had urged the people to save in the lucrative post office schemes of the government and advised them that the money will be of use when they face difficulties in life. As Prasanna Purohit was living in the village since many years, the villagers believed his words and deposited their hard-earned money in post office deposit.


The villagers with 'passbooks' and Prasanna Purohit (inset)

Some villagers even sold their farm lands, cows and goats and deposited the money with Prasanna Purohit. The post master wrote the amount given by them on normal notebooks and not the post office passbook. He just put the post office seal on those notebooks which are generally used to buy grocery on loan from small grocery shops.

The postal department came to know about the illegal activity of post master Prasanna Purohit last year and suspended him from service. When the villagers asked him to return their money, he returned to some and eventually escaped from the village. Now the villagers have approached the district administration to help in getting back their post office deposits.

 

  

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Sun, Jan 19 2020

    Indian postal department was considered least corrupt! A BBC documentary producer who lived in Mangalore for few years during his holidays told me that only Indian Postal dept is non corrupt!

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  • Aloysius, Kinnigoli

    Sun, Jan 19 2020

    post Master i s Master minded!
    First tie in 73 years one postmaster convicted!

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  • Nayan, Udupi

    Sun, Jan 19 2020

    Thanks to new Government this cheat nabbed

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 19 2020

    Afteall he is a central government employee.
    Central government is cheated millions of people of India by giving fake promises.
    Why not postmaster?

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  • John, Mangaluru/London

    Sun, Jan 19 2020

    I didn’t know that this much illiteracy is there in india in 21st century !!!
    And our government is asking to prove nationality
    From where these can get documents required?
    Before CAA education must be made compulsory for all

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  • Royston Prabhu, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 19 2020

    The government and the politicians have been taking the gullible folks for a ride. You can imagine the amount of money that can be made by corrupt officials if CAA is implemented. They can blackmail innocent citizens to mahe money

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  • George, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 19 2020

    Can’t predict if anyone.

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 18 2020

    No problem! His name is enough to safeguard him!

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi / Mumbai

    Sat, Jan 18 2020

    Stealing just for survival is something different!
    But for those having means to survival, surely, stolen / cheated money, land or
    possessions or anythingg of that sort shall never benefit but only ruin the person in long run!

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  • Bennaje, Mumbai

    Sat, Jan 18 2020

    This is the sorry state we are in. Cheating from every possible side. You are scared to buy provision because it is adulterated, rice mixed with stones, vegetable artificially colored to give fresh look, fish dipped in chemical to look fresh and same with fruits. Banks... who is supposed to safe guard the deposits of hard working people goes bankrupt and now even the Post master doing the same. Lies and cheating is what we see today. However, what amazes me is, all these cheaters are the greatest believers of God with huge namas on their forehead or huge donations to the temple including golden doors!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Jan 18 2020

    No difference between Vijay Mallya, Chokshi, Nirav & Lalit Modi ...

    DisAgree [9] Agree [53] Reply Report Abuse

  • JK, Udupi

    Sat, Jan 18 2020

    Did you intentionally leave IMA scam?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Jan 19 2020

    JK, Udupi
    So you agree Vijay Mallya, Chokshi, Nirav & Lalit Modi are Frauds ...

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  • CHRISTINE, MANGALORE

    Sat, Jan 18 2020

    Post master also started cheating. Whom to trust.

    Govt also do not know who are their citizens.

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  • kumara, abu dhabi

    Sun, Jan 19 2020

    better late than never, one by one everything will be set right, it can happen with people's co operation

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