Accused policemen in kidney racket sent to judicial custody

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New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) Two Delhi police constables, accused in multi-crore kidney racket case, were today produced before a city court and sent to judicial custody till March 29.

During preliminary investigation into the racket, two of the accused, Dr Upendra and Harpal, the driver of alleged mastermind of kidney racket, Amit Kumar, had disclosed that some Delhi police personnel had picked them from the Delhi-Haryana highway in first week of January.

In view of the seriousness of the allegations, the crime branch registered an extortion case and initiated investigation against seven members of the special staff of Delhi police who were identified as ASI Ravindra Kumar Singh, head constables Tejendra and Vijay Bahadur and constables Kaleem Beg, Surendra Rathi, Rakesh and Naresh.

ASI Ravindra intercepted Dr Upendra and Harpal on Januuary 7 and took them to Connaught Place. Ravindra allegedly posed as ACP and head constable Devendra Singh as Inspector. They threatened both accused that they will be arrested if they did not pay up and were freed only after given Rs 19.85 lakhs to the policemen.

During interrogation Ravindra allegedly confessed his involvement in extortion case while other personnel were wanted by the crime branch for investigation.

Constables Rakesh and Naresh were produced before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Ajay Kumar Kuhar after their surrender.

ACMM, after hearing ordered both the accused be sent to judicial custody till March 29.

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