Kolkata vaccination scam: Key accused sent to police custody till July 5

A special SIT was formed to investigate the scam

The key accused Debanjan Deb, the fake IAS officer in infamous phoney vaccination cap in Kolkata, has been remanded to police custody till July 5.


Deb, 28, was arrested by the Kolkata Police last week for allegedly posing as an IAS officer and organising a fake vaccination drive in Kasba area. The actor and Trinamool Congress MP Mimi Chakraborty had also got her Covid-19 vaccine jab, but later she registered case upon finding no certificate in Co-Win App.


A special SIT was formed to investigate the scam and officers from Kolkata Police's Detective Department were charged with leading the investigation.


Not only Deb, on June 25, the police arrested three more people in connection with the scam. The three accused have been identified as Sushanta Das, Rabin Sikdar, and Santanu Manna. Sushanta Das and Rabin Sikdar are the signatory authority of the fake Kokata Municipal Corporation bank account that Debanjan Deb used to dupe people, while Santanu Manna is an associate of Deb.


A few days after taking vaccine, Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP and actress Mimi Chakraborty fell ill with dehydration and stomach pain. She also had low pressure and stomach cramps. Mimi already had gallbladder sludge and sluggish liver and was under medication.

 

 

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