Court remands two accused to police custody till June 26

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Mumbai, Jun 17 (UNI) A local court today remanded to police custody till June 26, the prime accused in the kidney racket case Dr Santosh Raut alias Amit Kumar and his brother Dr Jivan Kumar for their alleged involvement in a kidney transplant case of 2005.

They were brought here late last night from Ambala on production warrants by the city police.

They were produced before Ninth Metropolitan Magistrate Court at Bandra and were remanded to police custody till June 26.

Advocate Ratnakar Singh, representing the doctor brothers, said in 2005, one Srinivash Rammulla had lodged a complaint with Mahim police station, alleging that he was cheated by an agent, who took him to Delhi while promising to pay him good amount if he donated one of his kidneys.

The two doctors involued in this case were absconding and other arrested persons were acquitted by the court, Mr Singh said.

The Metropolitan Magistrate Court had issued a production warrant against Dr Amit, Dr Jivan and one Dr Upender in 2005 on charges of removing the kidney of the complainant in 2005.

While Dr Amit and Neeraj were lodged in Ambala Central Jail, Dr Upinder, another accused, was undergoing treatment in the civil hospital at Ambala for the last three days. He was not brought here as the doctors informed, he was unfit to travel.

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