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Jaipur, Feb 24 (PTI) India Post\’s Philatelic Bureau here has issued a postage stamp on former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Shyama Charan Shukla for sale before its official release which is scheduled on March 9. The Rs five stamp bearing a picture of Shukla was earlier scheduled to be released on February 17 but due to some reasons it was postponed to March 9, official sources said here today. According to an official, the postage stamp is scheduled to be released at the national capital on March 9. Sources have said that 950 stamps worth Rs 4,750 have been sold out from Jaipur Philatelic bureau so far. When Contacted, S N Saini, Postmaster Jaipur GPO said he was not aware of the changed scheduled so the tickets were sold on February 17. K S Yadav, Additional Superintendent of Philately- New Delhi, said that no bureau can release the stamp before its official release which in this particular case is March 9. He said no bureau was asked to release the ticket on February 17 and if such thing has happened, appropriate action will be taken. \”The stamp was earlier scheduled to be released on February 17 but Prime Minister had no time so it was rescheduled for March 9. We have no information of any bureau has released the stamp,\” he said. RRP Singh, Chief Postmaster General, Rajasthan Circle, India Post, said that he was not aware if the Jaipur bureau has released the stamp. A city-based Philatelist Virendra Kumar demanded action against the guilty and said that the premature release of the stamp was an example of sheer laxity.