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Four arrested for promising jobs with Ayushman Bharat

The arrests were made after the National Health Agency (NHA), the implementing agency for the central government health insurance scheme, filed a complaint alleging some people were promising jobs under the scheme.

delhi Updated: May 08, 2019 07:17 IST
HT Correspondent
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New Delhi
Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested four persons in connection with an Ayushman Bharat recruitment scam case from Gurugram.
Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested four persons in connection with an Ayushman Bharat recruitment scam case from Gurugram.
         

Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested four persons in connection with an Ayushman Bharat recruitment scam case from Gurugram.

The arrests were made after the National Health Agency (NHA), the implementing agency for the central government health insurance scheme, filed a complaint alleging some people were promising jobs under the scheme.

Police identified the suspects as Faridabad resident Gyan Prakash (30), Gurugram residents Rishi Kant (27) Ram Narayan (28) and Praveen Kumar (22). “We started receiving complaints from people, who handed us joining letters they received through speed post of jobs under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna with the authority’s logo, Prime minister’s face and a fake stamp,” said Varun Jhaveri, member, NHA.

The suspects allegedly placed an advertisement in local papers and asked applicants, through fake joining letters, to deposit ₹12,500 as training cost.

“…the team of Police Station Connaught Place has busted a syndicate involved in cheating multiple unemployed persons on the pretext of providing jobs in leading Government Plans to them...,” read a part the statement from the Delhi Police.

“We have a good electronic trail that links the fraud to the accused. We will pursue the matter and seek harshest punishment under the law so that it acts as a deterrent for others,” said Indu Bhsuhan, CEO, Ayushman Bharat.

First Published: May 08, 2019 01:19 IST