Deccan Express: Mumbai Police has arrested the prime accused in a fake vaccination scam recently. Accused Rajesh Pandey how have allegedly dupped around 2500 people at 10 unauthorized vaccination centers in Mumbai and Thane have been arrested by police from Baramati. (Fake Vaccination Case)
Rajesh Pandey was working at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Ambani hospital. According to cops, Pandey used his identity card of the hospital to gain the trust of victims and lure them to get vaccines without any hassle. As there was neither the hassle of registration on the Cowin app nor any other formalities were required for vaccination drives he conducted by running unauthorized vaccination centers.
During the preliminary probe, when police called by the Kandivali police station based on the complaint of Hiranandani housing society residents. As there was not enough evidence against Pandey hence police couldn’t arrest him.
According to the report, Later during the investigation, police found a handwritten statement from him where he confessed to conducting these unauthorized vaccination drives by misusing Kokilaben Ambani hospital’s name.
Later during an investigation, Kandivali police got a tip-off about Pandey’s location following they contacted Pune Rural police and arrested him by raiding Amruta Lodge.
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