Ten more illegal kidney transplant labs unearthed

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Gurgaon, Jan 28 (UNI) Police have unearthed ten more laboratories used in carrying out illegal kidney transplants during overnight raids even as Dr Amit Kumar, the alleged kingpin of the organ trading racket, continued to be on the run.

Gurgaon Police Commissioner Mohinder Lal told journalists here that raids were conducted at several places across the city and also Noida since last night.

During the raids on a guesthouse and five other properties, he said police found 10 laboratories used by the accused. Several vehicles have also been seized.

Mr Lal said police found that Dr Upendra, who was hand in glove with the main accused, had two houses, eight vehicles and ten bank accounts.

He said as many as 25 employees, including five nurses, used to assist Dr Upendra during the operation.

Police suspect around 400 or 500 kidney transplants were done by the doctors over the past several years. The doctors used to sell each kidney for anything between Rs 15 lakh and Rs 20 lakh.

Police said they have registered cases against six accused - Dr Upendra, his driver and four middlemen-- for their alleged involvement in the kidney racket.

Dr Upendra, running a false hospital in the basement of a house in Gurgaon's Sector 23, was arrested, along with four foreigners during a raid on January 24.

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