Vaccination Fraud: Podar Education Centre registers fifth FIR at Bhoiwada police station
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Mumbai: The Mumbai police have registered a fifth FIR in the fake vaccination drive carried out at different places of Mumbai. The Bhoiwada police in Parel have registered a case against six people for giving fake vaccines to 207 staff members of an education centre based in Parel.

The FIR comes after similar complaints were registered at Kandivali, Versova, Khar and Borivali. The police believe the same group had organised the vaccination camps at all these places.

The Bhoiwada police have registered a case on Thursday on the complaint given by Shankar Kesari 37, the purchase manager based with Podar Education Centre in Parel. Kesari in his complaint to police said they had organised an vaccination drive for the staff of the school. Accordingly, on May 28 and 29, 2021, 207 staff members were vaccinated through the group, said a police officer.

The Bhoiwada police have registered a case against six people including Mahendra Singh, Shrikant Mane, Seema Singh and three others. "The accused who claims to be doctors carried out the vaccination drive. They gave a certificate of Nanavati and Lifeline Care hospitals after vaccination and took around Rs 2,44,800 for the drive," added the police officer.

Vinod Kamble, senior police inspector, Bhoiwada police station confirmed that a case of has been registered against six people. "After the education centre came to know about the fake vaccination drive by the same group, they approached us and accordingly after verification we filed a complaint against six people. We are further investigating on how they secured the vaccine and certificates, which are fake," said Kamble.

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