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Posted at: Sep 12, 2017, 12:18 AM; last updated: Sep 12, 2017, 12:19 AM (IST)

Kidney racket busted, one held

Kidney racket busted, one held
SSP Nivedita Kukreti addresses mediapersons in Dehradun on Monday. Tribune photo

Neena Sharma

Tribune News Service

Dehradun, September 11

The police today arrested a person for his involvement in a kidney racket. The accused identified as Javed Khan of Mumbai acted as a middleman and arranged donors. The police have launched a manhunt to nab the second accused, Dr Amit Rawat, who performed surgeries to remove kidneys.

The arrest was made following a tip off that a car ferrying four persons, who had undergone illegal kidney donation surgery, was heading towards Delhi from Haridwar.

Senior Superintendent of Police Nivedita Kukreti, said, “The vehicle was intercepted at Sapt Rishi Ashram. There were five persons in the vehicle, including two women donors. While one of the male donors belonged to Gujarat the other three, including two women, hailed from West Bengal.”

The SSP said preliminary investigations revealed that four donors were convinced by Javed Khan to donate kidney in lieu of Rs 3 lakh each. However, the deal fell apart as Javed Khan refused to part with money after two victims donated kidneys, said Kukreti.

The SSP said the other two donors, who were yet to undergo surgery, refused to donate their kidneys after which all four were asked to leave for Delhi. 

Later, the police also conducted raids on Gangotri Charitable where surgeries were performed to illegally remove kidneys with state-of-the-art equipment. It functioned on the premises of Uttarakhand Dental Research Hospital. The SSP said both Gangotri Charitable and Uttarakhand Dental Research Hospital were not registered with the Medical Council of India. 

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