Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Pension Fraud

A Former employee of the Chennai Port Trust, who fraudulently claimed freedom fighters' pension, was sentenced to two years rigorous impirisonment by a special court. According to an official release, the Central Bureau of Investigation had registered a case against a person for cheating the Union Government by claiming pension under the freedom fighters category. The accused had furnished false information about his age and got pension since 1988, even while he was in service. After retirement, the person got pension from port as well. The accused was also slapped a fine of Rs.3,000 by the court.

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