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New Delhi:

In yet one more case of fraud associated to the Chief Minister’s Mass Marriage Scheme in Uttar Pradesh, a lady married her personal brother to avail the advantages of the scheme when the groom she was to marry failed to indicate up.

The incident happened throughout a mass marriage ceremony occasion at Maharajganj on March 5, the police stated on Monday.

The lady, Preeti Yadav, was persuaded by some middlemen to marry her brother, Krishna, when the groom, Ramesh Yadav, could not attain the venue on time. 

The couple was already married and had registered for the mass marriage ceremony scheme to attain Rs 51,000 given to beneficiaries.

A probe was ordered and a case was registered in opposition to the siblings.

A village growth officer was additionally suspended and motion is being taken in opposition to the official who verified their paperwork earlier than the occasion.

Beneath the scheme, Rs 51,000 is given to {couples} getting married; Rs 35,000 is shipped to the bride’s checking account and Rs 10,000 is given for purchasing items for the couple, and Rs 6,000 is marked for arranging the ceremony.

Earlier in January, an identical fraud was reported in Ballia during which as many as 240 ineligible individuals enrolled themselves to derive these advantages. Twenty groups have been fashioned and have been despatched from door to door to research the matter and 15 individuals, together with some authorities officers, have been arrested.

The Uttar Pradesh authorities had then determined to hyperlink the main points of the newly-wed {couples} with Aadhaar to forestall such crimes.

The federal government will give marriage certificates to {couples} on the spot within the programme to cease the repeat of the fraud, state Social Welfare Minister Asim Arun had stated.

(With inputs from Dharmendra Kumar Gupta)

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