After housing society and a production house, a Mumbai-based college has emerged as a potential victim of the fake vaccine scam in the city.
Image Source: India Today(Representational Image) Amid arrests of four people, for allegedly duping a housing society in Kandivali by organizing a Covid-19 vaccination camp fraudulently in the name of a private hospital, a city-based college, in Mumbai has filed a complaint with the police against organizers of a vaccination camp held on its campus earlier this month. Borivali’s Aditya College alleged that the same group that has been accused of duping a housing society in suburban Kandivali held a vaccination drive on its campus on June 3. The college authorities said they held the camp for the benefit of its students, staff, and their family members and trustee considering the difficulty in getting vaccination slots for the 18-44 years age group. The vaccination drive which was held on 3rd June was organized by an event company, held and managed by the chief manager, sales of Kokilaben Hospital Rajesh Pandey. He agreed and assured that the entire camp will be under the supervision of the hospital and the firm would look at all the legal formalities, which are done and they would limit the job to payment only. However, after knowing about the incident of the housing society and further delaying receiving a certificate, Aditya College has lodged a complaint against the organization of the vaccination drive. The matter is under investigation. An FIR under sections 268 (public nuisance), 270 (a malignant act which is likely to spread infection of any disease dangerous to life), 274 (adulteration of drugs), 275 (sale of adulterated drugs), 419 (cheating by personation), 420 (cheating), 465 (forgery) and others, as well as relevant sections of IT Act and Epidemic Diseases Act, was registered against the four who were involved in vaccine scam.