Barpeta insurance scam | Police arrest two more accused


Guwahati, November 8: Barpeta Police arrested two more accused for illegally buying life insurance policy in the name of a dead person by forging autopsy reports.

The culprits have been identified as Sofiqul Islam and Golap Hussain, both hailing from Bheraladi village under the Barpeta Police Station.

As per reports, both Sofiqul and Golap had bought various fake insurance policies from a bank in the name of a dead person identified as Sabed Ali. After a period of one year, they submitted fake death certificates and collected an amount of Rs 8 lakh.

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It may be mentioned that the police team, headed by Barpeta Superintendent of Police, Violet Baruah, nabbed the two culprits on Wednesday. Golap was an agent of Star Union Insurance.

Two government doctors, one village headman and nine others were earlier arrested in relation with the scam.