Ambala, Feb 20 (UNI) Dr K K Aggarwal, an associate of kidney racket kingpin Dr Amit Kumar, was today sent in CBI remand till February 28 by a special CBI court.
The CBI had sought custody of Dr Aggarwal, on production warrant from Moradabad (UP) Police, which had arrested him in a kidney case near Alwar at Rajasthan border on February 1.
However, during interrogation, although he was arrested in a local case of kidney theft, Dr Aggarwal admitted that he had assisted the kidney king as anaesthesian in performing transplantation operations while acting in more than 100 cases.
He had further admitted that he used to charge up to Rs 30,000 per case from Dr Amit. But dispute arose between them, when he demanded Rs 50,000 as his charges for an operation.
The CBI advocate A K Singh pleaded in the court that as Dr Aggarwal had been doing illegal business with Dr Amit since 2004, and the CBI were to take him to several places for identification, he should be sent into remand till February 28.
However, the counsel for the accused, Ajay Jain argued that Aggarwal had been falsely involved in the case since he used to do the work of anaesthesia and was not associated with kidney removal cases.
Moradabad Police SI Vikram Pal who had handed over Dr Aggarwal to the CBI on production warrant, stated that the doctor was nabbed with his accomplices by the police there on the complaint of one Vidya Sarup.
He said that during interrogation, he disclosed his association with Dr Amit and indulged in illegal business of removing kidneys.
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