Kidney Racketeer Dr. Amit Kumar Faces CBI Chargesheet

by Rajshri on  April 29, 2008 at 3:07 PM Organ Donation News
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Kidney Racketeer Dr. Amit Kumar Faces CBI Chargesheet
Amit Kumar, the brain behind the illegal kidney transplant racket is in the docks as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will today file a chargesheet against him.

The agency will also file chargesheet against brother of Amit, Jeevan Kumar and a few others, in a Delhi court.

Senior CBI officials said that after legal deliberations, the CBI may not chargesheet the recipients of the kidneys.

The CBI has charged Amit under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPL), including 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapon), 342 (wrongful confinement), 420 (cheating) and 120B (criminal conspiracy).

The 40-year-old tainted doctor was flown from Kathmandu on February 9 by a three-member CBI team. He 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.

The CBI has claimed that Jeevan has been involved in management of alleged illegal kidney transplant surgeries.

Jeevan had been absconding since January 24 when the racket was busted in Gurgaon. The Interpol had issued a Red Corner notice against him and Amit on February 1.

The other two key accused in the multi-crore racket are Dr. Upendra Aggarwal and Dr. Saraj Kovid.

Amit and others have been charged under several sections, including violation of the Human Organ Transplant Act. They have been accused of having forced or duped around 500 people, mostly from the underprivileged sections of society, into donating their kidneys.

Source: ANI
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