Actor-Turned-MP Mimi Chakraborty Falls Ill, Days After Taking Jab At ‘Fake’ Covid-19 Vaccine Camp


Trinamool Congress member of Parliament (MP) Mimi Chakraborty, who was reported to have taken a vaccine shot at an inoculation drive in Kolkata which later turned out to be an elaborate scam, has now taken seriously ill, reported Hindustan Times Bangla on Saturday.

As per reports, MP got “vaccinated” four days ago at a camp organised in Kasba area in Kolkata. Later, the process found to be dubious and police were informed about the matter, which eventually leading to the fraudulent operation being busted.

The ‘fake vaccine’ case has become a debatable issue for the past several days in Kolkata and an Impersonating as an IAS officer, one Debanjan Deb held two vaccine camps in the city where thousands of people, including TMC MP Mimi Chakraborty, are believed to have been taken their jabs. After the operation was busted, the cops seized fake labels pasted on several vials of an antibiotic injection used in place of the vaccines, the HT reports.

According to media reports, Chakraborty fell ill on Saturday four days after she got the vaccine from the camp.

The actor-turned-politician’s stated to be out of danger, however, her medical complications include acute stomach ache and profuse sweating.

“Though, medical staff has recommended her to get admitted to a hospital but, she reportedly refused it and decided to get necessary treatment at her home only,”a doctor said.


The Trinamool MP has a medical history, including gallbladder sludge and a sluggish liver. However, it has yet not been ascertained that if the jab which she received probable antibacterial injections, triggered any adverse side effects.

Media reports said that after attending the medical camp early this week, she got suspicious about the vaccination process as she didn’t receive any message from the government after being vaccinated, which is a mandatory process. Although, she informed the police but she was administered the vaccine by then.

Local police, later, revealed that Debanjan Deb, the person behind the fraud, claimed to be an IAS officer, impersonating himself as a joint commissioner of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) for the last four months. This matter has come to fore during the police investigation and he had reportedly duped a few people of several lakhs of rupees on the pretext of helping them get tenders of the civic body, police said adding that to heist more easy money he had organised the fake vaccine camps, the police said, adding that further investigation into the case is going on.

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