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Polio vaccine drama: Police arrest nine more for vandalism in Peshawar

Dunya News

The officers have recovered weapons from the suspects.

PESHAWAR (Dunya News) – Police personnel on Wednesday have arrested nine more suspects for vandalizing public property in Peshawar’s Mashokhel area in the name of polio vaccination drama.

According to details, the officers have recovered weapons from the suspects while they also assured to nab the school principal as early as possible.  

Earlier, a man who faked the children’s death due to vaccination was alsodetained. Police said that the suspect spread the rumor that the polio drops had worsened the health of the kids after which, the enraged locals stormed Mashokhel Hospital and set DHQ Hospital’s office on fire.

A case was also lodged against dozens of people while raids are underway to nab them.

On April 22, the locals had protested against the hospital management as several children fell unconscious after administering anti-polio drops.

Coordinator Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) Kamran Afridi said that the vaccination was not expired and that it cannot cause reaction. School administration scuffled with the polio workers when they reached for vaccination, he told.

Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) had taken notice of the incident and directed to launch investigation into the matter.