Arms, chemicals found in searches at accused house: nothing at NMC

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Noida, Uttar Pradesh, Jan 1 (UNI) Amid rising suspicion of human organ trading racket being behind the Nithari village serial killings, police today conducted searches at the residences of the accused and the owner of a city's prominent hospital and recovered arms and chemicals from the house of the former.

Searches carried out last night at the house of co-accused and businessman Mohinder Singh Pandher led to the recovery of a rifle, a revolver and some chemicals, said a police official.

''Some pornographic CDs and literature were also found during the overnight search operation.'' Blood stains were also found at two places inside the palatial house of Pandher (60), a manufacturer and supplier of earth movers and bulldozers, said the official, adding that the chemical and samples of blood stains would be sent for forensic examination.

Police also said nacro analysis test would be conducted on both the accused -- Surendra and Mohinder. ''It would be conducted either at Hyderabad, Bangalore or Ahmedabad.'' Meanwhile, the police remand of both the accused was today further extended to January 10 with police pleading the extension for ''further interrogation and conducting narco analysis test on them in connection with the case''.

On the other hand, police today detained three persons and resorted to lathicharge on villagers in Nithari village this afternoon after they pelted stones on forces deployed there and tried to enter NMC owner Chaudhary's residence, leading to damaging of several vehicles parked there and breaking of window panes.

Those detained were later arrested on charges of creating disturbance, said the police.

Later, to soothe the frayed nerves of the area residents a team comprising SDM (Headquarters) Himanshu Gautam and Dy SP Maniram Singh Yadav conducted searches at the house of the NMC owner where nothing was found.

However, SSP R K S Rathore said that nothing 'incriminating' was found in searches conducted at the house of Noida Medicare Centre (NMC) owner Dr Navin Chaudhary, said to be earlier involved in a kidney selling racket, and the hospital in Sector 30 here.

''Nothing has been found at the NMC and at Chaudhary's residence to suggest organ trading. However, we are investigating with an open mind taking into account all possible angles including human organ trading,'' he said.

On the progress made in investigations, Mr Rathore said, ''We have also detained the maid working at Mohinder Singh's house and trying to find whether she knew about the happenings in the house including supply of call girls to the house owner.'' The maid Maya Sarkar, in her 40s and a resident of Noida, had been working at Mohinder's house for the last one year, said sources.

Regarding protests, the SSP said that these were being created by ''anti-social elements at the behest of vested parties'' and none of the local residents were involved in them.

''Outsiders are trying to create trouble. The protests have got nothing to do with he victims' families.'' Those detained were also outsiders and not local area residents, he added.


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