The main accused in the fake COVID-19 vaccination racket in Kolkata is likely to be charged with an “attempt to murder” under Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code by the police. He was arrested on Friday by the Kolkata police for running the racket.

The accused have been identified as Debanjan Dev, who had disguised as an IAS officer to run the scam, was arrested after Trinamool Congress leader Mimi Chakraborty filed a complaint against him.

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Three more associates of Dev were arrested on Saturday morning in connection with the dubious COVID vaccination camps in Kolkata, a senior police officer said. Two of the associates were signatories of the bank account that was created in the name of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) by the accused, the officer said.

The third person, who was on the payroll of Deb, had actively taken…

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