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Man arrested for posing as IAS officer, operating COVID-19 vaccination camp in Kolkata

Man arrested for posing as IAS officer, operating COVID-19 vaccination camp in Kolkata
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Kolkata, Jun 23 (PTI) Police have arrested a man for

allegedly posing as an IAS officer and organising a COVID-19

vaccination camp in the city''s Kasba area, where actor and

Trinamool Congress MP Mimi Chakraborty had also got her jab.

The person, identified as Debanjan Deb, had set up the

free inoculation camp introducing himself as a joint municipal

commissioner of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, a senior

officer of Kolkata Police said.

"Several people were administered Covid vaccines at

the camp for which he had no permission from the KMC," he

said.

"We have sent the vaccine samples for forensic tests.

If these turn out to be fake, we will have to ask all those

who have been inoculated there to take the jab again," the

officer added.

Chakraborty 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.

Outgoing Mayor and 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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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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