Gujarat Police arrested three members of an interstate gang involved in making fake death certificates for insurance policy claim money. Six accused reportedly got the death certificate of a trader and claimed the insurance policy amount which he was supposed to receive. The hunt for the remaining three accused is underway.
Gandhinagar ACP Pradeepsinh Jadeja said on Thursday that a businessman in Ahmedabad named Ramchandra Harilal Patel took a policy in 2009 and paid the premium for the same till 2012. However, when he thought of closing his policy in 2020, he got to know that someone had already claimed his insurance money of Rs 15 lakh by submitting his death certificate.
Jadeja said, “When Patel went to the office to close his policy, he got to know that by submitting his death certificate, somebody received Rs 15 lakh. He then contacted the police. Probe was conducted and three accused — Farukh Hussain, Rohit Kumar and Sunil Shankar Swarup were arrested, while three more are yet to be nabbed.”
“Farukh Hussain is a resident of Gujarat and prepared the death certificate. Money was given by Rohit Kumar. Another accused Chirag Ganesh Parmar opened a fake account in the name of his wife and withdrew the money then,” he said.
The ACP further said that another accused Rajesh Rathode from Ahmedabad along with Rohit Kumar approached Farukh Hussain and obtained the fake death certificate.
This fraud of trying to claim insurance money by presenting a fake death certificate has been ongoing for a long time. Earlier in March, three people were arrested in Mumbai after they allegedly tried to dupe an insurance company by claiming an amount of Rs 2 crore by furnishing a fake death certificate.