Health Officer Arrested For Allegedly Issuing Fake Death Certificate In Barpeta

Islam had allegedly issued a fake death certificate to one Mujammil Hoque

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The Barpeta police on September 10th, 2019, arrested the health officer of the Senga Primary Health Centre Nurul Islam in connection with issuing a fake death certificate case. “He has been arrested for allegedly issuing fake death certificate,” police said.

As per information, Islam had allegedly issued a fake death certificate to one Mujammil Hoque of Palhajir in the district. The family of Hoque had allegedly used the certificate to withdraw Rs 16 lakh from an insurance company.

A case (No 1619/2019) under the sections 120B, 420, 106, 409, 468 and 471 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the accused. An investigation is underway, police said.

The accused was produced in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Barpeta. The court sent him to two-day police custody.

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