Kidney racket case: Complaint filed against identification parade

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Mumbai, Jun 30 (UNI) Prime accused in the infamous kidney transplant case Dr Amit Kumar and his brother Dr Jeevan Kumar today complained to the lower court that police had shown them a witness before their identification parade held at Arthur Road Jail here on June 26.

Making a complaint before Additional Chief Metropolitian Magistrate G R Wankhede, Dr Amit Kumar alias Santosh Singh and his brother Dr Jeevan Kumar said earlier, while the duo was remanded to Judicial custody from the police custody, they were first taken to Mahim police station from the court instead of taking them directly to Arthur Road Jail.

They alleged that after reaching the police station, they were shown a person, who was the same person present during the identification parade.

Hearing this, the court directed them to file a written complaint in this regard.

It may be recalled that in the identifcation parade, the witness, one of the victims, had identified the duo as the main accused in the kidney transplant racket case. He had also stated that the two had allegedly promised him money for his kidney and removed it illegally.

Meanwhile, the court today extended their Judicial custody till July 14 and allowed the CBI to take them to Jalandhar, where they are facing probe in a series of cases.

When contacted, Inspector A Gawade of Mahim police station, who is investigating the matter, denied the incident, saying the witness, Ramji Srinivas Rao, was brought from Andhra Pradesh and in the Identification Parade, he had properly identified the duo as well as recorded his statement in accordance with the law before a Special Executive Officer (SEO).

Dr Kumar and his brother Dr Jeevan have been brought to the city in connection with the illegal removal of kidneys from two roadside food vendors in Mahim. While one of the victims has not been traced as yet, Rao was found in Andhra Pradesh.

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