Filmmaker Ramesh Taurani’s TIPS films and others get duped in fake vaccine scam
Amidst the pandemic, a section of the society is running pillar to post to save their loved ones or help their friends. And there’s also a section of people who are trying to milk the situation by conning others. Recently, it came to light that TIPS owner and filmmaker Ramesh Taurani and a few other production houses were duped in a fake vaccine scam. Mumbai’s COVID-19 vaccination racket has managed to con several production houses and societies in the last few weeks.
Ramesh Taurani revealed that around 365 of his employees were vaccinated recently however none of them has received a certificate yet. Expressing his concern, Ramesh told India Today Television, “Yes, we are still waiting for the certificates and when my office people contacted him (Sanjay Gupta from SP Events), he said it will come by this Saturday (June 12), we got 356 people vaccinated and paid Rs 1,200 per dose plus GST. But more than the money, now we are worried about what was given to us. Is it genuine Covishield or any saline water?”
In his Instagram post, the Bhoot Police producer had further revealed, “When my office people contacted Mr Rajesh Pandey he said it will come in by this Saturday. Now we know he’s been absconding. We paid ₹1200/- per dose plus gst. And more than the monetary loss, we are now worried what was given to us. Have we been vaccinated with Covishield or simply given a water shot?! We are urgently awaiting answers on this matter. Mumbai police is investigating the case and we are hopeful for clarity soon.” He also revealed that Pandey is absconding now.
Reportedly, employees of several other production houses like Matchbox Pictures and a housing society in Kandivali were also duped by SP Events. Mumbai police are currently investigating this fake vaccination racket.