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Three arrested for insurance fraud

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 14 - Three persons, including a government doctor and secretary of a kabarsthan committee, have been arrested by Paltan Bazar police for forging a death certificate and claiming insurance of over Rs 1 crore from two companies.

Doubts were raised by internal investigators of the two insurance companies � HDFC and Exide Life Insurance � after the claim for insurance was made. Thereafter, an FIR was lodged at the Paltan Bazar police station.

Among the arrested are Dr Kamal Chandra Gogoi, who hails from Ghilamora in Dhakuakhana and is the Deputy Superintendent of Kandoli Model Hospital, and Moulana Hilal Ahmed, the secretary of the Gastola Kabarsthan Committee in Doboka.

�They will be taken tomorrow to court. Both of the arrested accused issued death certificate in the name of Shamsul Hoque Chowdhury on the strength of which his wife Akalima Begum submitted death claims at two insurance companies,� ACP Panbazar Suprotiv Lal Baruah said.

The prime accused and so-called deceased Shamsul Hoque Chowdhury (37) of Doboka has also been arrested. The accused have been booked under sections 120B/420/468/471 of the IPC.

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