Vaccine Scam: Doctor files Anticipatory bail plea in Sessions Court in Mumbai

Snehal Upadhyay-

An anticipatory bail application has been filed in sessions count in Mumbai by Dr Manish Tripathi who is accused in the case of a vaccine scam.

On June 16, Mumbai Police detained two people by getting a complaint from residents of a housing society in Kandivali complaining that they had been cheated in an alleged vaccination scam.

According to the complaint registered by the residents of the society, the management committee of Hiranandani Heritage arranged the COVID- 19 vaccination drive on May 30, for the residents.

The residents complained that Rajesh Pandey who claimed himself to be a sales representative from a reputed hospital provided them with 400 doses of vaccine.

The cost of one dose was Rs 1,260 and hence the residents of the society paid around Rs 5 lakh.

Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Aaditya Thackeray reacted sharply to the alleged fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination drive conducted at Hiranandani Heritage Club in Kandivali, he said that housing societies must take non-objectionable certificates (NOCs) from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to ensure legitimate vaccination drive.

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