Patna: After Arwal where Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, and actress Priyanka Chopra were listed as Covid vaccine beneficiaries, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his Jharkhand counterpart Hemant Soren, former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi, and state Health Minister Mangal Pandey were named as recipients of the first dose in Bihar’s Gaya district.Also Read - Chandigarh Schools, Colleges to Reopen from This Date, Vaccination Must | Details Here

The Health Department believes that some persons may be involved in the forgery of data to defame the department. Following the discovery of these names, an FIR has been registered in the Tekari police station on a written complaint by Gaya Civil Surgeon Dr Arvind Kumar. Also Read - Vaccination, Infection May Lower Long COVID Symptoms: Study

“We have learned that names of some politicians were included in the data of corona’s first dose recipients in the Alipur health center under Tekari police station in Gaya. Accordingly, we have registered FIR against three unknown persons. As three phone numbers are mentioned in the list of beneficiaries, we have included the numbers as well,” the civil surgeon said. Also Read - Scientists Develop Lab-In-A-Backpack For Cheaper, Accurate COVID Testing

One of the numbers belongs to Jammu and Kashmir while two other numbers are found switched off.

“As per the preliminary investigation, the mobile number of ANM Usha Kumari was mentioned as user ID and password on the portal for Covid vaccination. That mobile number was used by some persons to upload names of prominent leaders of the country,” he said.

“We are taking the help of cyber experts to identify the accused,” he added.

Similar mischief appeared in Arwal district on Monday where names of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, actress Priyanka Chopra, and others were uploaded to the list of beneficiaries of the second dose of the Covid vaccine in the common health centre of the district’s Karpi block.