COVID-19 controversy alert : Indian politician and actor Mimi Chakraborty claims to bust ‘ ‘fake’ vaccine drive’

Mimi Chakraborty
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Kolkata: A day after Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mimi Chakraborty claimed she has busted a fake COVID vaccination drive in Kolkata, the city police on Thursday said that they haven’t come across any vial having an expiry date and the seized vials will be sent for testing to find out if they are genuine or not.

“We haven’t come across any vial having an expiry date. Seized vials will be sent for testing to find out if they are genuine or not. Accused will be interrogated in this regard,” said Kolkata Police. Also, the case regarding the alleged fake COVID vaccination drive in the city has been transferred to the Kolkata Police Detective Department.

Earlier on Wednesday, Mimi Chakraborty claimed to have been duped by a man identified as Debanjan Dev who posed as an IAS officer and requested the actor-turned-politician to be present at a COVID-19 vaccination drive organised by him in Kolkata.

“He said that he was running a special drive for transgenders and specially-abled persons and requested for my presence,” the Lok Sabha MP was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

The TMC MP said she had attended the drive and even got herself vaccinated there to encourage people to take the COVID-19 vaccinations to contain the spread of the virus.

“I took Covishield vaccine at the camp to motivate people for taking jabs. But I never received a confirmation message from CoWIN,” she said. Based on a complaint by Chakraborty the Kolkata Police has also arrested Debanjan Dev who had approached Chakraborty posing as an IAS officer.