India, July 1 -- The Centre has asked the West Bengal government to file a report by Thursday in the fake Covid-19 vaccination camps busted by the Kolkata Police last week even as the Calcutta high court directed the state to file an affidavit in the matter by Friday.

"It is requested that the matter may be urgently enquired into and the factual position about the serious allegations clarified immediately and that, suitable and strict action may be taken in the matter, if necessary. It is also requested that a factual report on the matter may be sent to the ministry in the next two days," said the letter issued by Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan to West Bengal chief secretary Hari Krishna Dwivedi on Tuesday.

The Centre referred to...