Court sends two constables in police custody

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New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI) In the multicrore kidney racket case, two constables, Naresh and Rakesh, alleged to be involved in the extortion case were remanded to two-day police custody.

Disposing the plea of the Crime Branch for granting time to to the police to interrogate the two accused, Assistant Chief Metropolitian Magistrate Ajay Kumar Kuhar remanded them to two days in police custody.

The constables had earlier surrendered before the city court.

The close aides of Dr Amit Kumar, the kingpin in kidney racket, Dr upendra and harpal, the driver, are said to have exposed the role of six Delhi police officials, who freed the culprits after receiving a bribe just 20 days before the busting of the racket.

An ASI of Delhi police was arrested and two constables were sent to police custody while four other personnel were on the run after they allegedly took a bribe of about Rs 20 lakh from an accused in the Gurgaon kidney racket case to let him go.

The team of Delhi police, led by ASI Ravinder Kumar Singh, had raided the clinic in Gurgaon from where Amit Kumar was operating, and picked up Upendra, his close associate on January 7, but let the latter go after he allegedly bribed the police by paying Rs 19.85 lakh.

The Crime Branch registred an extortion case and initiated investigation against ASI Ravinder Kumar Singh, head constables Devender and Vijay Bahadur and constables Kaleem Deg, Surender Rathi, Naresh and Rakesh.

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