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2 arrested over taking vaccine at home in Ctg

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 10 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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2 arrested over taking vaccine at home in Ctg

CHATTOGRAM: Police arrested two youths after a photo of receiving Covid-19 vaccine at residence spread on social media in the city’s Khulshi area on Monday.

The arrestees were identified as Md Hasan, 28, and Mobarak Ali, 30, of Khulshi area.

Sources said Hasan uploaded a picture of receiving vaccine on facebook and wrote a post mentioning that he received first dose of Moderna Vaccine at his residence with help of one Mobarak on Saturday.

The picture went viral and earned huge criticism for unauthorised vaccination at home.

However, Hasan removed the picture from facebook on Sunday. On information, police arrested Hasan and Mobarak on Monday. Additional Deputy Commissioner (North) Abu Bakkar Siddique of Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) said they arrested the duo and interrogated in this connection.

Hasan admitted that he received the vaccine supplied by his friend Mobarak, he said.

However, he was suffering from fever after receiving the vaccine, the ADC said. Officer in-Charge (OC) Md Shahinuzzaman of Khulshi police station said a case was filed accusing the duo for the authorised vaccination.

The arrestees paid money for the vaccine, said the OC refusing to disclose the source of the vaccine for the sake of the investigation. The drive was going on to arrest other persons including the supplier of vaccine from government store, said the OC.