Lawyer granted bail in kidney racket case

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Chennai, Nov 26 (UNI) The Madras High Court today granted anticipatory bail to a city-based lawyer, who apprehended arrest in connection with the kidney racket case.

Mr Justice T Sudanthiram granted the interim anticipatory bail for three months, admitting the petition filed by lawyer Mr Thirumal Kandan, on the condition that he should appear before the Inspector of B1 police station in the city and submit a bond for Rs 25,000 as surety.

The case against the advocate was that he had helped the city based doctor Ravichandran, arrested in connection with the case, in preparing documents. The doctor, who was arrested by the Mumbai police, was now lodged in a prison there.

The lawyer had been arraigned in the case based on the confession made by Dr Ravichandran, who told the police that the advocate had helped him in preparing ''false documents'' to show that the donors were the blood relatives of the recipients.

Following this, Mr Kandan apprehended that he might be arrested by Mumbai police.

He said he had also undergone kidney transplant and was not in a position to walk or travel to Mumbai. He pleaded that he might be granted interim anticipatory bail for three months.


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