Delhi police ask parcel agencies to keep records of senders

Delhi Police have come to a dead-end in the investigations into a man parcelling a woman`s body to Ajmer.

Last Updated: Apr 29, 2011, 19:20 PM IST

New Delhi: Having come to a dead-end in the investigations into a man parcelling a woman`s body to Ajmer from here, Delhi Police have issued instructions to parcel agencies in the city to maintain a register of senders along with copies of their ID cards.

"Maintain a register of courier senders and detail of goods to be sent through courier. Keep the copies of identification documents like election card, ration card, PAN card and driving licence of the courier sender for access by the police as and when required," the order said.

The move comes in the backdrop of an unidentified man parcelling a woman`s body through Milap Transport Roadlines from north Delhi`s Lahori Gate to its branch in Kishangarh in Ajmer for delivery. The sender had identified himself as `B` and it had to be received by himself.

The agency had no idea about the person who booked the parcel and CCTV footage obtained from it did not provide any help to investigators in the case which was reported on April 09.

"Crosscheck from the concerned company of office if its representative or employee approaches for getting the goods booked for courier in case sender is acting on behalf of
a company of office or organisation," the order said.

"Generally satisfy one about the goods before accepting the goods or parcel booked for courier. Install CCTV with sufficient number of cameras and recording system with play back facility, to cover booking office and the area where goods are to be kept," it said.

The recording system shall preserve a digital record of CCTV coverage for not less than 30 days. The private courier service or agent shall cause to copy the CCTV coverage on a CD and hand over to the police whenever demanded.

A senior police official said the notice came as it has been noticed that private courier services book goods or items to be transferred on "face value" without bothering to verify his address thereby paying the way for "unscrupulous" persons using the courier services for illegal activities.

"Instances have also come to notice where criminals have used courier services to send incriminatory items, contraband and even dead bodies in the guise of courier," he said.

PTI