The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
on Friday informed the Bombay High Court that a different drive will be arranged for the 2,000 people in Mumbai to whom bogus Covid 19 vaccines were inoculated in Covid 19 vaccination camps. The Senior advocate Anil Sakhre, in a statement, said that out of 2,053 people who were vaccinated under the bogus drive 1,636 were checked. “1,636 came to us and we checked all of them when checked they didn’t have any side effects or any health issues. The police report claim that saline water was given to them,” he told the High Court.
"Central Government has been sent a request to register the victims once again from the Cowin portal. A drive will soon be arranged for them so that they are vaccinated,” he stated. Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was being heard by a bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G S Kulkarni which was filed by lawyer Siddharth Chandrashekhar through advocate Anita Castellino.
Many were arrested when the fake vaccination racket was organized in housing societies, private firms, and education institutions taking the name of reputed hospitals. The Bombay High Court asked the Government of Maharashtra to let them know about the status of the police probe.
“Within two weeks a charge sheet will be filed against defrauding of a housing society in suburban Kandivali in the first FIR. All the vaccination drives which are arranged in future must be under the check of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation,” stated the Chief Public Prosecutor Aruna Pai.