MANGALDAI, June 22 - The police investigation into the fake birth certificate racket operating in Darrang district since the process of NRC updating has achieved momentum with the arrest of a health worker serving under Kharupetia Primary Health Centre. Razida Begam (30) w/o Ashad Ali of village Galandi under Kharupetia Police Station who has been serving as an ASHA health worker was reportedly arrested on Sunday in connection with supply of fake birth certificates.
The arrested lady health worker in her confession before police mentioned that the racket provided fake birth certificates against a price amounting to Rs 400 to 700 on each and for each any such transaction she collected Rs 100/150 as commission . A case ( No.209 / 2016) U/S 420/468/470/471 IPC has been registered at Kharupetia in this regard and the court has sent the arrested lady to the judicial custody . This is the second incident within this week when a person associated with government machinery has been arrested by police for their alleged involvement with the fake certificate racket.
Earlier Sirajul Haque, village head man of Darrang Bazar village under Dalgaon Police Station was arrested on June 16 last. However, the brain behind this fake racket is yet to be brought before the public.