Kidney racket: Investigation team arrives in Hyderabad

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Hyderabad, Jan 27 (UNI) The special police team, investigating the major kidney racket in Gurgaon, which was busted on January 24 with the arrest of five people, including a doctor, arrived in the city.

According to police sources here, the team would collect information of recent cases filed in several police stations in connection with organ trade and kidney transplantation and donor's lists from hosptials performing organ transplantation surgeries.

The Gurgaon police had confirmed that the kingpin of the kidney racket Amit Kumar and Jiwan Kumar (both surgeons), Upendra Kumar (physician) and Saraj Kumar (anaesthetist) had been arrested thrice earlier on the charge of illegal human organ transplants in Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.

The first case was registered against them in 2000, when the Delhi police arrested them from the Nizamuddin area. In 2001, they were held by the Andhra Pradesh police in Guntur district. A similar case was also registered against them in Mahim, Mumbai.

Amit Kumar alias Santosh Raut was wanted in illegal organ transplant cases at Guntur and Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh and Jaipur.

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