Saumya Tandon accused of posing as frontline worker to get vaccinated, actress issues clarification


Saumya Tandon has landed in hot waters after taking her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai! actress allegedly posed as a frontline worker with a fake identity card to get herself vaccinated. She was accused of taking her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the Parking Plaza vaccination centre after showing a fake ID card that stated she works at Om Sai Aarogya Care Pvt Ltd as an admin. A picture of the ID is going viral on social media. 

According to reports, the Thane Municipal Corporation had ordered an Inquiry. After inquiry, Dr Vishwanath Kelkar’s committee has recommended filing a case under sections 34, 107, 110, 120 B – Criminal conspiracy, 405 – Injustice fraud, 408, 409, 415 416 420 – Fraud, 463 bogus document-making, 464,466,470,471 and 511. Reportedly, 21 people, including Saumya, were vaccinated on the basis of bogus documents. The findings of Dr Vishwanath Kelkar’s committee inquiry suggest that people were vaccinated by showing fake IDs. Government rules were violated, a criminal offence has been committed and allegedly it has been done consciously with a criminal tendency. 

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Now, Saumya has come out with a clarification. On Twitter, she wrote, "Contrary to some media reports claiming that I have taken my first Covid vaccine dose from A facility in Thane by dubious means is untrue. I have taken my first jab but from a centre near my house following proper procedures. Please don’t believe in unverified reports and claims."

A few days ago, actress Meera Chopra, the cousin of Priyanka Chopra Jonas, allegedly took the vaccine by flashing a fake ID. Later, she issued a statement claiming that the ID circulating on social media doesn't belong to her.