Mumbai, Jan 25 (UNI) The city police today claimed that Gurgaon Kidney racket kingpin Dr Amit Kumar is wanted not only in the case unearthed today but also in similar places in the country, including the 1993 Mumbai case.
Joint Commissioner of Police Rakesh Maria told mediapersons here today ''We are quiet sure Dr Amit Kumar wanted in Gurgaon case is the same Dr Santosh Raut, who was arrested by city police in a similar kidney racket, the first ever case of kidney transplant, came to light in the year 1993.'' The case forced the government to amend the human organ transplant act making it a criminal offence.
Later, he jumped bail in the year 1994 and since then he is absconding.
He is also wanted in similar cases in Jaipur, Guntur, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Since the last six months, the police had launched a hunt for Dr Raut to prosecute him in the 1993 case and were able to identify him as the same Dr Raut of 1993 today.
In 1993 case the city police had arrested around 12 people including few kidney transplant experts. Trial in the case is going on, Mr Maria said.
Dr Raut has changed his name and also applied for Canada passport, Mr Maria stated.
His clients for kidney transplants were mostly from Gulf countries, Malaysia and Canada, the joint commissioner added.
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