Arrest Made in NHM Scandal: Prime Accused Apprehended for Illegal Nurse Appointments with Fake Certificates

Naharlagun, Aug 24: The Special Investigation Cell (Vigilance) has made a breakthrough in the case of illegal appointments of nurses under the National Health Mission (NHM). The case was registered on June 15, 2020, after a complaint was lodged by Apong Yangfo of Naharlagun, alleging that nurses were appointed based on fake and forged certificates.

The accused, identified as Shri Mukunda Madhab Boruah, aged 41 and son of Shri Arun Boruah, resident of Sundarbari, Gauhati University, Assam, had been evading arrest for a considerable period. The Special Investigation Cell, aided by technical analysis and reliable sources, successfully apprehended the prime accused from Assam on August 23, 2023. Shri Boruah is believed to have facilitated the acquisition of these fake and forged certificates from a Nursing College in Assam.

The investigation into the matter is still ongoing, with the Special Investigation Cell delving into all aspects of the case with meticulous attention. The accused will face charges under Sections 468, 471, and 120(B) IPC, read with Section 13(2) of the PC Act, 1988. The authorities remain committed to upholding the integrity of the National Health Mission and ensuring that justice prevails in this case of fraudulent appointments.

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