FIROZABAD: In a strange incident, a man married his own sister to obtain money from the Mukhyamantri Samuhik Vivaah Yojana scheme, under which weddings are conducted by the social welfare department.
Under this scheme, the state government gives Rs 35,000 for each couple that ties the wedlock in a mass marriage ceremony.
According to the scheme details, Rs 20,000 is deposited in the brides’ bank account and gifts worth Rs. 10,000 are also given.
The marriage took place in Tundla in Firozabad on December 11 and came to light when the local villagers identified the married couple as brother and sister.
The event in question was organised on the premises of the Tundla Block Development Office in which 51 other couples were also married.
Block Development Officer of Tundla, Naresh Kumar said that action will be taken against the culprits.
An FIR has also been registered against the man and his Aadhar card is being verified.
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