Atin Ghosh, a member of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) board of administrators claimed,
“Police have arrested the accused persons. We have started health camps and all the victims would be vaccinated once we get a nod from medical experts. The BJP is doing nothing except raising wild allegations and criticizing.”
Source: Hindustan Times.
The Kolkata Police has already formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by a deputy commissioner of the detective department to investigate.
They arrested three more persons in connection with the fake vaccination racket in the city.
The police said that the accused, including main perpetrator Debanjan Deb, who was arrested, has been booked under section 307 of IPC (attempt to murder).
An official reported,
“Das had cheated at least two private firms and a contractor of nearly ₹1 crore while impersonating a senior IAS officer. We have arrested three people. While two were signatory to the fake current bank accounts opened by Deb in a private bank to cheat people, the third was an employee in his office who took part in the fake jab camps."
Suvendu Adhikari, who is the leader of the opposition in the state legislate assembly, has sent a letter to the Union health minister seeking a probe into the incident by a central agency and the BJP workers also hit the streets staging protests.