After taking a fake vaccine jab at a south Kolkata camp, actor and Trinamool Congress MP from Jadavpur, Mimi Chakraborty’s health condition has reportedly deteriorated. The MP, after experiencing severe stomach ache and issues with her gall bladder, is currently undergoing treatment.
The MP after getting suspicious over the camp immediately alerted the Kolkata Police, which immediately swung into action. After investigating the matter, the police arrested Debanjan Deb, the man allegedly responsible for organising the fake camp.
According to the police, Deb posed as an IAS officer and a joint municipal commissioner of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC). The police said that Deb had no permission to organise the camp. The vaccine samples have been sent for forensic tests, the police added.
Suspicion over camp
The Jadavpur MP said she was in doubt after being inoculated as she did not receive the customary SMS that is sent to people after they are administered a dose.
“I had got an invite to the camp, where I was told members of the third gender will also be inoculated. When I did not receive the message after my vaccination, I immediately stopped the entire process at the camp and informed the police,” Chakraborty said.
Murder charge against accused
Debanjan Deb may now be charged with attempt to murder—a charge called for by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who instructed the Kolkata Police Commissioner to hunt down all involved. Three others have been arrested as well – two for forging signatures to open bank accounts, and a third for taking an active part in the vaccination camps. All three will be produced in court today.
Police have also filed three additional cases – for cheating people of almost Rs 1 crore. Pointing to photos of Deb with Trinamool leaders, the opposition BJP has called for a CBI probe.
Action against officials
Outgoing mayor and the chairman of the KMC Board of Administrators Firhad Hakim said if any official of the municipal corporation is found to be involved in the matter, the person will face strict action. Police have recovered a “fake identity card” and impounded a four-wheeler from the possession of the accused.
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