Guwahati : A health officer working at the Senga Primary Health Centre in Barpeta has been arrested for issuing a fake death certificate. The health officer identified as Nurul Islam had allegedly issued one fake death certificate to one Mujammil Haque of Palhajir of Barpeta district. The family of Mujammil had allegedly used the fake death certificate to withdraw Rs 16 lakh from an insurance company.
The Barpeta police registered a case under the sections 120B, 420, 106, 409, 468 and 471 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the accused health officer as well as the family who tried to withdraw money from the insurance company using malicious tactics.
The accused health officer was produced in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Barpeta. The court sent the accused to two-day police custody