KolkataKolkata Police on Saturday registered a case of attempt to murder and other sections of the Indian Penal Code on a youth who set up a fake COVID-19 vaccination camp posing as an IAS officer and his three associates. The officers provided this information.
Cases of criminal cheating, forgery and cheating have also been registered against Debanjan Dev (28) and his associates. Dev had identified himself as the Joint Commissioner of Kolkata Municipal Corporation for which he was arrested on Wednesday.
Accused Debanjan who organized fake vaccine camps, wrote letters to government agencies, would put receipt stamps on them to convince victims. He claimed of writing a mail to Serum Institute for Covishield. He confessed to having organized 2 camps – City College & Kasba: Kolkata Police
— ANI (@ANI) June 27, 2021
Kolkata Police said that the accused Debanjan wrote letters to government agencies, putting the receipt stamp on those letters to keep the victims in the lurch. He claimed to have written a mail to the Serum Institute for Coveshield. He has confessed to organizing two camps – City College and Kasba.
Trinamool Congress MP Mimi Chakraborty also got the vaccine vaccinated by Dev in the vaccination camp in Kasba area. According to a high source in the government, the decision to register a case of attempt to murder against the four accused was taken on the instructions of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Committee formed to investigate
A senior police official said that the West Bengal government has also constituted a committee of experts to investigate the effect of fake vaccination. The Health Department official said that the four-member committee would soon submit a detailed report. Meanwhile, today Kolkata Police arrested three of Deb’s associates.
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