A CBI court here on Thursday framed charges against three for luring witnesses to turn hostile in the Gurgaon’s kidney racket case. The charges under section 506 (for criminal intimidation) and section 195 A (threatening any person to give false evidence) of Indian Penal Code were framed against Amit Kumar, his brother Jeewan Kumar, both residents of Gurgaon, and Bulbul Katara, resident of Panchkula.
The case was registered on the letter of Dr Upender Dublesh, resident of Meerut, to the Punjab and Haryana High Court, who had alleged that the witnesses were being made to turn hostile. Dublesh was co-accused in the kidney racket case.
Meanwhile, on March 22, the CBI special court had sentenced Dublesh to 7-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) and fined Rs 60.20 lakh, and Amit Kumar was sentenced to 7-year rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs 60.25 lakh. Manoj Kumar, resident of Delhi, who used to work as a lab technician in Amit Kumar’s hospital where illegal kidney transplantations used to be carried out, was sentenced to 4 years and six months RI and fined Rs 20,000. Mohammed Shahid and Gyasudeen, who used to bring poor donors, were also sentenced to 4 years and six months and fined Rs 20,000 each.
Jeewan Kumar, brother of Amit Kumar, Jagdish Singh, nurse Linda, resident of Manipur, Dr Krishan Kumar Aggarwal, resident of Alwar (Rajasthan), and Dr Saraj Kumar, resident of Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), were acquitted.