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Records fabricated, says Army report

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Amritsar, October 6

Army veterans misled the ex-servicemen community health scheme (ECHS) card holders and later connived with hospital managements and fabricated records in order to embezzle huge amount of money from the coffers of the Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare.

These are the findings of the investigation carried out by the Army authorities which submitted a copy of the probe report to the local police for lodging an FIR.

On the basis of the report, the police booked around 14 doctors among 24 persons, including Army veterans, on charges of cheating, forgery and breach of trust. No arrest has been made till now as the accused went underground following registration of the case.

However, Ex-Servicemen Sangharsh Committee general secretary Harpal Singh alleged the connivance of Army officials in the fraud.

Police Commissioner Sukhchain Singh Gill said the matter was serious and needed a thorough probe. Before registering an FIR, the legal opinion of the district attorney was also taken. He said every aspect of the scam would be looked into. He has handed over the scam probe to Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police. — TNS

from The Tribune

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