One Arrested in Connection with Kolkata COVID Vaccination Fraud Case

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July 2,2021 11:13 AM
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Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], July 2 (HornbillTV): Kolkata police on Thursday night arrested one person in connection with the COVID vaccination fraud case

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], July 2 (HornbillTV): Kolkata police on Thursday night arrested  one person in connection with the COVID vaccination fraud case where Debanjan Das allegedly impersonated as an IAS officer.

The arrested accused, Arbinda Baidya, was the security personnel of Deb. He had knowledge of Deb's illegal activities and had also participated in some of thyem, the police said.

Baidya will be produced before the court today.

The Calcutta HIgh Court on Wednesday asked the West Bengal government to file an affidavit by Friday in the case.A team of Kolkata police had on Mondayconducted a raid at the residence of Deb, who allegedly organised fake Covid vaccination camps impersonating an IAS officer in the city.

The police recovered some stamps, forged documents of various departments , three debit cards and bank passbooks.

Police said that the accused had confessed to having organised two such camps in the city- at City College and Kasba.

An SIT was formed on June 25 by the police to investigate the matter two days after TMC MP Mimi Chakraborty was alllegedly given fake vaccination at such a camp. Deb was subsequently arrested based on Chakraborty's complaint.