Uttar Pradesh postman declared innocent after 29 yrs

Kanpur, Dec 2 : An Uttar Pradesh based postman, who allegedly stole a money order worth Rs 57.60 in 1984, has been declared innocent in the case after 29 years.

Umakant Mishra used to worked at Harjinder Nagar Post office in Kanpur when on July 13, 1984, he was accused of pocketing Rs 57.60.

He was suspended from his job and had to attend over 350 court hearings till date.

A local court has finally declared him innocent in the case.

"I am shattered. I lost my job, my reputation. It was a long struggle. Finally, truth has come out but at what cost," said Mishra.

--IBNS (Posted on 02-12-2013)

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