In a bizarre yet unique event, an engineer who works in the electricity urban test division of Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh wrote a formal letter to his junior. The sender, identified as Sushil Kumar, penned a missive to his junior Mohit Pant. Kumar who is an assistant engineer (meter) had penned the letter to Pant on February 1. The subject of the letter was: ‘In relation to not returning the matchbox borrowed on 23 January 2018’. The letter was written in Hindi.
Sushil starts his letter by notifying Pant that due to increased work pressure, employees in the department are working late nights in order to complete their work. He went on to say that on January 23, 2018, Tuesday, around 8:40 pm, Pant had borrowed a matchbox, which was usually used to ignite Mortein coils in the office. The matchbox had some 19 matchsticks in it, according to Sushil. But since Pant failed to return the matchbox, which also came in handy during power cuts in the office to light candles, the grievance letter was penned, which even set a deadline of 3 days for the return of the object of dispute!
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— RAHUL SRIVASTAV (@upcoprahul) February 3, 2018
Hence, Kumar had asked Pant to return the matchbox within three days of receiving the letter so that no dispute arises in the department regarding this and trust in maintained among employees. Kumar also warned Pant that if he fails to return the matchbox in the allotted time, he will be responsible for any investigation into the matter. He ended the letter with official stamp and his signature.
While the missive roiled Internet and surfers had fun galore, it also took a seriou turn as Rahul Srivastav, Additional SP and Public relations officer, DGP Headquarters took to Twitter and posted a copy of the letter with a tough message. He captioned the post and said, “Do inform if the matchbox is not returned. We will launch an investigation into it.” The tweet was liked by over 1500 people, while over 800 people have retweeted it. Also the post has received over 200 comments.