CB registers case for insurance fraud

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By Fast Kashmir on 11/05/2018.

Srinagar, May 10: Crime Branch Kashmir today received a complaint of one Jatinder Pal Singh, Area Manager, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India, Jammu, wherein it is stated that  one Taveen Ahmad Shah S/O Sakhi Shah R/O Gundi Syeedian, Kupwara, opted for  life insurance policies twice  with   ICICI Prudential Life Insurance under Policy No’s. 19081564 and 19080946 in January 2015 and the policy bonds were issued by the company on January 07 and 31, 2015, in favour of the insurant.

The complaint further reveals that said insurance company during the course of its internal investigation has come to know that earlier policy bearing number 12781703 opted for life insurance by the said insurant on Oct. 21, 2009, and the policy bond was issued on 30-10-2009. The particulars of the insurant reflected in the policy number 12781703 are coinciding with the insurant who opted for life insurance with the said company under policy number 19081564 and 19080946 issued in the year 2015.  

It is alleged that the claimant of policy number 12781703, Mrs Gul Fatima, mother of insurant, had raised a death claim in December 2013 with the company on the ground that death of insurant occurred in a road accident on March 03, 2011, by submitting fake and forged documents like death certificate purported to have been issued by police station Karnah, a death certificate issued by the local Sarpanch thereby extracted an amount of Rs 2 lac from the company.

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It is further alleged that father of the insurant has claimed another claim against the policy numbers 19081564 and 19080946 issued in the 2015 and 2017 attempted to dupe the company on the basis of fake and forged documents purported to have been shown as issued by Police Station Banihal and BMO office Banihal in case FIR No. 31/2015 U/S 279, 337, 30-4-A RPC P/S Banihal.

In this manner, the accused was found to have cheated the company fraudulently and extracted an amount of Rs 2 lac by resorting to the forgery of documents and attempted to draw a bogus claim.

Accordingly, case under FIR No. 15/2018 U/S 420, 468, 471/RPC has been registered against accused Taveen Ahmad Shah S/O Sakhi Shah R/O Gundi Sayeedian, Kupwara. (GNS)