Haridwar Kumbh Mela: 1 lakh fake COVID-19 test reports issued by private agency
Haridwar/IBNS: One lakh fake COVID-19 test reports were issued by a private agency during the Kumbh Mela in Uttarakhand's Haridwar, as per a probe report, media reports said.
The report came after the Haridwar district administration ordered a probe into the allegations that fake COVID-19 test reports were issued by private laboratories.
The probe found out that a single phone number was used to register over 50 people.
One antigen test kit was shown to have tested 700 samples.
About 200 sample collectors registered with the agency turned out to be students who have never been to Haridwar and data entry operators or residents of Rajasthan, who have never been to Haridwar, reports Times Now.
The Kumbh Mela, which was allowed by the government to be held amid the second wave of COVID-19, is the world's largest religious gathering.
The congregation, which saw lakhs of devotees taking holy dip, took place from Apr 1 to 30 in the state.