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Kumbh fake testing: Path lab approaches Uttarakhand High Court

The petitioner, director of the lab says that they have been becoming 'victim of the media trial' and that the FIR has been lodged out of 'immense media pressure'.

Published: 22nd June 2021 11:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd June 2021 11:32 AM   |  A+A-

Uttarakhand High Court

Uttarakhand High Court (File Photo| PTI)

By Express News Service

DEHRADUN: Dr Lalchandani Labs Limited, one of the path labs against which FIR has been lodged in Kumbh fake testing matter approached the Uttarakhand High Court on Monday challenging the legality of the FIR. 

The petitioner, director of the lab says that they have been becoming 'victim of the media trial' and that the FIR has been lodged out of 'immense media pressure'.

Hearing of the matter is likely to come up in the Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday, June 24, 2021. 

The petitioner in the petition says that the lab from April 1-26, 2021 has conducted total 12,010 rapid antigen tests for which it charged Rs 206 per test which is minimal cost. 

Citing that for this much tests, the bill of Rs 24,74,060 has been generated and nowhere embezzlement of crores has been done as claimed in the media.

The FIR was filed on Thursday against the firm and two pathology laboratories in Haridwar district on the complaint Chief Medical Officer, Haridwar alleging fake Covid testing and many other violations during Kumbh in April 2021. 

Case has been registered under sections of Epidemic Act, 1897, Disaster Management Act, 2005, IPC 420 (forgery), 468(forgery), 471(fraudulently using as genuine any document or electronic record), 120B (criminal conspiracy), 188 (punishment for disobedience to an order duly promulgated by a public servant),  269 and 270 (likely to spread infection).



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