The CBI is getting in touch with Greek authorities to ascertain the arrest of three women, including a doctor, for allegedly being involved in multi- crore kidney racket in which Dr Amit Kumar, the key accused, has been taken into custody by it.
The agency, which is probing the case, would approach the authorities through External Affairs Ministry and Interpol to get facts and evidence related to it, CBI sources said today.
According to Athens News Agency (ANA), national news agency of Greece, Greek police after a five month investigation had found a Greek woman doctor and two other women, who were owners of a shop, of being allegedly involved in the Kidney scam.
All three have been arrested on Wednesday and would be charged as members of an international ring that arranged to send kidney patients to India to receive illegal kidney transplants, the police announcement was quoted as saying in Athens.
Police alleged that at least 10 people in Greece were known to have died as a result of the surgeries, while the health of an unspecified number of others may have been permanently compromised due to post-operative complications and infections.
The investigation was launched based on information received by the Greek police from the Greek Embassy in India and Interpol, according to which kidney patients from Greek were going to India to undergo kidney transplants performed by a specific local surgeon.
During their investigation, CBI had found role of four Greek citizens, who were questioned and then set free.