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6 claimed Rs 80L insurance with fake death certs

KALYAN: Six other folks, including two Mumbra doctors and a Thane civic-run crematorium worker, had been arrested through the Kalyan crime branch unit of Thane police for allegedly preparing loss of life certificate of people who had been alive and claiming insurance coverage.

The police said the mastermind, Kalyan resident Chandrakant Shinde (65), in connivance with Tejpal Mehrol, a sweeper at Thane Municipal Corporation’s Mumbra crematorium, and Dr Abdul Siddiqui (38) and Dr Imran Siddiqui (41), who issued a minimum of 10 bogus loss of life certificate, claimed repayment of Rs 80 lakh from two private insurance coverage companies. They additionally controlled to acquire loss of life certificate from the TMC of 3 people who live in Andhra Pradesh and sought Rs 50 lakh as payout, said the police. The others arrested had been Chandrakant’s son Narayan and daughter-in-law Laxmi, who had been the beneficiaries.

The police said other beneficiaries had been Chandrakant’s relations who had been unaware in regards to the insurance coverage cash claimed on their names as maximum of them are illiterate. Investigators also are probing the function of the insurance coverage corporate officers and TMC workers.

The police said Chandrakant, who used to promote cutlery pieces in an area trains, started the scam in 2015 and roped in Mehrol. Explaining the modus operandi, the police said Mehrol would fill TMC paperwork required to get a loss of life certificates. He would give Dr Abdul and Dr Imran Rs 2,000-Rs 10,000 to provide a fake physician’s certificates showing the reason for loss of life as ‘natural’. Using the fake physician’s loss of life certificates, Mehrol would then get a loss of life certificates from the civic well being division and hand it over to Chandrakant, who would claim the money from the insurance coverage corporate. Chandrakant had additionally claimed Rs 12.9 lakh through submitting a ‘loss of life certificates’ of his daughter-in-law Laxmi. Narayan was once the nominee in her policy, said the police.

The racket got here to mild when Thane resident Venkat Shinde, who's Chandrakant’s nephew, checked his life insurance coverage file and found his loss of life certificates as an alternative. He instantly known as up the insurance coverage firm and was once shocked to learn that Rs four.8 lakh payout had already been given. He then approached the Kalyan crime branch unit. Senior inspector Sanju John shaped a team beneath assistant police inspector Santosh Shevale, who puzzled Chandrakant as he had purchased the policy for Venkat. John said: “Chandrakant confessed to the crime and spilled the beans on Mehrol and the doctors.”

Shevale said, “The gang has claimed just about Rs 80 lakh insurance coverage cash the usage of fake loss of life certificate in a minimum of 10 circumstances. We are probing the function of others, including the beneficiaries and body of workers from the insurance coverage firms’ claims division.” Investigators additionally probing why TMC well being division staffers issued loss of life certificate to Mehrol.

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