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Odisha man arrested for making fake COVID-19 vaccine with "top secret" ingredients

A man from Odisha’s Bargarh district was arrested on the charges of manufacturing a bogus vaccine for Covid-19

Odisha man arrested for making fake COVID-19 vaccine with top secret ingredients

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Sep 2020 3:48 PM GMT

Puri: In a bizarre incident, a man from Odisha's Bargarh district was arrested on the charges of manufacturing a bogus vaccine for Covid-19. Police raided his house and seized several vials labeled 'Covid-19 vaccine' from his possession. The raid was conducted after the man had asked for a licence to sell his dubious vaccine.

As per reports, police and drug enforcement officials in western Odisha district of Bargarh arrested the 32-year-old after a raid on his premises in Rusuda village. When drug inspectors asked him to reveal the composition of his purported vaccine, he refused, calling it a "top secret".

Police got to know about Prahallad Bisi's claim when he sent an email asking for a licence to sell the product he calls the vaccine. Bargarh drug inspector Sasmita Dehury said that during the raid, they found several glass vials with stickers of the Covid-19 vaccine, some powders, and chemical materials. However, Bisi refused to reveal the contents, stating it was "top secret."

Bisi has been booked under section 18(c) of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 and police are investigating if the man was previously involved in administering any drugs in the locality.

As per reports, the accused, who has only studied up to class 7, had not started selling the dubious vaccine.

The officials also found some medicines to 'cure' infertility at his premises, which Bisi says fetched him a lot of money.

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