Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Kanpur postal department released Rs 5 stamps with the images of gangsters Chhota Rajan and Munna Bajrangi which sparked a major controversy, the Department of Posts on Tuesday issued a clarification.

The clarification comes after the matter was reported in several sections in the media about the incident.

The Department of Posts clarified that, 'My Stamp' on alleged criminals Chhota Rajan and Munna Bajrangi have been made by a Post Office in Kanpur.

As per the rules, a customer can get 'My Stamp' printed of himself, family photograph/photo of friends, relatives etc on occasions like birthdays, retirement, greetings etc. for which customer has to sign a declaration clearly stating that -

"Customer shall not submit any image which may contravene the law or erode any moral values of society or which are against the interest of any third party, country or India Post. In particular, the image shall not contain or imply or suggest any of the following: Anything illegal, offensive, insulting or immoral, Anything dishonest, deceptive or unpatriotic, Any religious or political content,” said a statement.

In this case, the above conditions have been breached by the customer. In the application form also, no declaration has been given by the customer about the photographs he submitted. All concerned have been advised to follow the instructions so as to avoid such occurrences in future, the statement added.

(With PIB Inputs)