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Kolkata fake COVID vaccine scam: Calcutta HC dismisses PILs seeking CBI probe

The court also said that it wouldn’t interfere in state matters. Meanwhile, Advocate General has informed the court that a chargesheet will be filed soon.

Kolkata fake COVID vaccine scam: Calcutta HC dismisses PILs seeking CBI probe-dnm
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Kolkata, First Published Jul 9, 2021, 5:07 PM IST
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The Calcutta High Court has turned down a PIL seeking a CBI probe into the alleged fake vaccination row, saying it is not required at this stage.

The court also said that it wouldn’t interfere in state matters. Meanwhile, Advocate General has informed the court that a chargesheet will be filed soon.

The vaccination camps were allegedly conducted by accused Debanjan Deb who masqueraded as an IAS officer to appear credible and dupe people into receiving fake COVID-19 vaccine jabs. The case is related to the fake vaccination camps that were busted by TMC MP Mimi Chakraborty who was also a victim of one such fake camp.

A Division Bench comprising Justice IP Mukerji asked the petitioners to move the Calcutta High Court at a stage when and if they have a reason to be dissatisfied with the investigation carried out by Kolkata Police. The Calcutta HC was hearing a batch of PILs that were seeking a probe by a central agency into the fake vaccination scams in the metropolis and the suburbs of Kolkata.

So far, the cops have arrested seven people, including Deb. 

On Wednesday, the Special Investigation Team arrested the seventh man who rented out his office space to the mastermind of the fake vaccination racket.

According to a report by Hindustan Times, the man identified as Ashok Kumar Roy had given his office space in south Kolkata to Debanjan Deb on rent and got his relatives and friends to take the fake coronavirus vaccine.

After the matter was reported, the Centre sought a report from the West Bengal government.

NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitize, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona 

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