CBI to Produce Dr Amit Kumar in Delhi Court Today

by Medindia Content Team on  February 10, 2008 at 11:09 AM Organ Donation News   - G J E 4
CBI to Produce Dr Amit Kumar in Delhi Court Today
The alleged mastermind in an illegal kidney racket, Dr. Amit Kumar, will be produced in a Delhi court today.

The Central bureau of Investigation (CBI has filed a case against Dr. Amit and is expected to seek his 14-day remand.

The 40-year-old tainted doctor was flown from Kathmandu on Saturday evening by a three-member CBI team.

Dr. Amit was arrested in Chitwan in Nepal on February 7 and is wanted by Haryana and Uttar Pradesh police in connection with an inter-state and international kidney transplant scam.

Earlier, it was stated that he would appear before a court in Kathmandu on February 10 but a deportation request made by Indian law enforcement officials has altered the sequence of events following the Nepal Government's acceptance of it.

Nepal Police had said earlier that it would lodge three cases against Dr Amit.

He was presented before the public at Metropolitan High Commissioner Office on Friday and had also addressed a press conference.

Dr. Amit has been accused of having forced or duped around 500 people, mostly from the underprivileged sections of society, into donating their kidneys.

Three mobiles with SIM cards of Canada, Nepal and India have also been recovered from him. Dr Amit said that he had not been using his mobile phones since the last three days and was using STD booths instead to contact his family. His family is in Canada, where he has also shifted a huge portion of his colossal wealth.

Source: ANI

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