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An unemployed clerk, owners of a hospital, a dentist looking to cash in on the city’s vaccine eagerness amid a shortage, and a group of unemployed people were behind the vaccination scam that shook Mumbai last month. As many as 3,700 people targeted by the scammers, including 352 in Navi Mumbai, have been traced. The police have confirmed that at least 2,060 of them in 9 drives were jabbed with nothing more than saline water at camps where they were charged between Rs 800 and Rs 1,260.

The police have arrested 14 persons so far in connection with the fake vaccination drives that stretched from April to June in Mumbai and Thane.

Of the 14, six are alleged to have played key roles in the conspiracy. In April, they are alleged to have violated vaccination norms by organising camps at housing societies and on the premises of private companies, using vaccines provided by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. The police…

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