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Police bust fake medical appointment racket in Arunachal Pradesh

Interrogation revealed the names of Taw Peri, Jogen Saikia and Sangeeta Bansal, who serves as UDC in the Directorate of Health Services, who promised jobs instead of money.

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Itanagar: The Naharlagun Police in Arunachal Pradesh cracked a fake appointment racket and arrested two of the three alleged accused, including a female state government official in this regard, Itanagar Capital Complex SP Jimmy Chiram said on Wednesday.

He said, based on a written FIR received from the Director of Medical Education (DME), Government of Arunachal Pradesh, regarding fake appointment letters allegedly issued by DME with its seal and carrying forged signatures, a case was registered at the Naharlagun Police Station under IPC Sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy)/ 419 (impersonation)/ 420 (cheating)/ 468 (forgery)/ 471 (use of forged documents) and an investigation launched.

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Accordingly, a special investigation team (SIT) comprising SDPO Dekio Gumja, IPS(P) Anurag Dwivedi, Inspector K Yangfo, and others was formed to investigate the case.

Interrogation revealed the names of Taw Peri, Jogen Saikia and Sangeeta Bansal, who serves as UDC in the Directorate of Health Services, who promised jobs instead of money. The SP said a house search of Sangeeta Bansal led to the seizure of revealed incriminating documents, including the seal used in the fake appointment letters, but she had fled to Delhi.

A police team from Naharlagun PS then reached Delhi to arrest her, but she left the national capital via Rajdhani Express the same day. Acting quickly, the team flew to Patna and intercepted the Rajdhani and arrested her from Hajipur Railway Station in Bihar.

Another accused, Jogen Saikia, was arrested from Assam’s Gophur and manhunt for the third accused, Taw Peri, is still on, the SP said. The seizures include fake seal used, fake appointment letters, money agreements, lists of candidates and a trunkful of documents, Chiram said while adding that money transactions ranging from Rs 2.5 lakhs to Rs 40 lakh had been found regarding this. Further investigation is in progress to identify other accused and the total amount involved, the SP said. 

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