Upendra was remanded to judicial custody along with two other accused in the case - Jagdish and Giasuddin. Earlier, the alleged mastermind in a kidney transplant racket, Dr. Amit Kumar was sent to judicial custody till March 26 by a special court in Jaipur. Prime accused in the multi-crore-kidney scam, Dr Amit, 40, was flown from Kathmandu on February 9 by a three-member CBI team. He was arrested in Chitwan in Nepal on February 7 and is wanted by Haryana and Uttar Pradesh police in connection with an inter-state and international kidney transplant scam.
Dr. Jeevan Kumar, the brother and key aide of Amit, had been absconding since January 24 when the racket was busted in Gurgaon. The Interpol had issued a Red Corner notice against him and Amit on February 1.
With Jeevan's arrest, the authorities claimed to have detained all the four key accused in the multi-crore racket.
Amit and others have been charged under several sections, including violation of the Human Organ Transplant Act. They have been accused of having forced or duped around 500 people, mostly from the underprivileged sections of society, into donating their kidneys.