On His Knees- 'Kidney Kumar' Recuperating In Jail

by Medindia Content Team on  February 8, 2008 at 12:32 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
On His Knees- 'Kidney Kumar'  Recuperating In Jail
As the world welcomes the news of Dr. Amit Kumar's arrest, the kidney racket kingpin who brought shame to India, is currently taking a long rest behind bars.

Kumar was arrested from a jungle resort at Chitwan National Park, Nepal after days of being on the run from law enforcement authorities.

According to the Nepalese police, the doctor who made no attempt to flee, then tried to bribe them into letting him go, with two million rupees. 

At Chitwan police station  where he was next taken, he reportedly told the police that he had come to Terai district to open a kidney transplant centre. Kumar was brought to Kathmandu, the Nepalese capital, this morning.

 Deputy Inspector General Kiran Gautam  of Kathmandu Police, gives that Kumar is being kept at the Hanumandhoka police station and will be interrogated shortly.

Meanwhile, an Interpol Red Corner Notice has already  been issued against the tainted doctor after the news of the massive racket which had tentacles reaching out to various states and even countries, became public on January 24.

The CBI Director Vijay Shankar has been reported that his office will be approaching Nepalese authorities in order to  get Kumar deported to India.

Still, if Kumar's involvement in a kidney racket in Nepal can be proved, he will be charged in a Nepali court , say authorities. Nepal Police have been for some time, probing Kumar's links with  various kidney transplant rackets here.

In Canada too,  things are not looking so rosy . Once he is convicted Dr. Amit Kumar stands to lose his permanent residence status in the country.

"It is absolutely tragic to allow people to run trade in human organs. Buying and selling of human organs is inhumane and unethical," former Canadian Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh says. "It is trafficking in human organs, it is an uneven business where the rich take advantage of someone's poverty," Dosanjh adds.

At present no one at Kumar's luxurious residence in Pali Drive, Toronto is taking any calls.

Source: Medindia

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