Fake COVID-19 Test Scam: ED Raids Five Labs In Five Cities


After the investigation of the pretend COVID-19 take a look at in the course of the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar (Uttarakhand), the legislation and financial intelligence company, Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday performed a number of raids in reference to a money-laundering probe in 5 labs in 5 cites.

ED officers performed a number of searches on the places of work of Novus Path Labs, DNA Labs, Max Corporate Services, Dr Lal Chandani Labs Pvt Ltd, and Nalwa Laboratories Pvt Ltd. Apart from that, searches have been additionally performed on the residential premises of their administrators in Haridwar, Dehradun, Noida, Delhi, and Hisar.

The Enforcement Directorate took to its official Twitter deal with and wrote, “ED has conducted searches at the office and residential premises of Novus Path Labs, DNA Labs, Max Corporate Services, Dr. Lal Chandani Labs; and Nalwa Labs at Dehradun, Haridwar, Delhi, Noida and Hisar in connection with a fake COVID testing scam during Kumbh Mela at Haridwar.”

The Enforcement Directorate has additionally began a money-laundering investigation after Uttarakhand Police registered a First Information Report (FIR).

As per the company, in the course of the investigation, they discovered that the labs got the contract by the federal government of Uttarakhand for performing Rapid Antigen Test/RT-PCR exams to detect the COVID-19 an infection, in the course of the Kumbh Mela. However, these laboratories assigned by the Uttarakhand Government hardly carried out any RT-PCR COVID-19 exams, but in addition curated pretend entries for testing and raised pretend payments to make unlawful monetary good points.

As a part of the cost course of, these labs have already acquired a complete quantity of Rs 3.4 from Uttarakhand, it added.

These labs accused within the rip-off utilized a pretend or similar cell numbers, similar SRF and one home deal with for a number of folks simply to indicate the inflated variety of COVID-19 with out even doing the RT-PCR take a look at.

Testing was professed to be accomplished within the title of these individuals who by no means went to the Kumbh Mela, revealed the Enforcement Directorate investigation.

It started with the pretend RT-PCR accusations coming into the limelight when a Faridkot resident recieved a message to gather his COVID-19 report, though he by no means went to any laboratory for testing. So he registered a grievance with the UK govt officers which led to an investigation that exposed roughly 1,00,000 false RT-PCR exams have been carried out in the course of the Kumbh Mela.




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