The three-storey house in Gurgaon, Sector 23, from where Dr Amit Kumar’s multi-crore kidney transplant racket flourished was earlier sealed by Delhi Police in connection with an illegal organ transplant case. This was a good eight years back in December 2000. And it involved the same man. The Gurgaon police was advised to keep an eye on the premises. But guess what happened? The house was reopened and put to use for the same nefarious activities.
Delhi Police now allege that the local police was hand in glove with the accused and the illegal operations in the house would have been impossible without their connivance. “We don't understand how even after booking a person and sealing his premises for an illegal activity, the local police did not pay attention to this racket. It is amazing that the same premises was used with such audacity. It would not have been possible without the tacit support of the local police," said a Delhi Police officer.
“We had sealed the house as it was being used a clinic for organ transplants. If it had been sealed, it was the responsibility of the local police to see whether the status quo was maintained. We had informed the local police, the clinic could not have operated without their connivance,” police said.
When contacted Gurgaon police commissioner Mohinder Lal said that he was not aware whether the Sector 23 premises was sealed by Delhi Police crime branch or not. "We have asked the Delhi police to provide the details of the raid and the cases that were leveled against Dr. Amit Kumar and his team," he added.
Delhi Police had registered a case on December 2, 2000, on the complaint of T. Nag Raju, a canteen employee at the Hazrat Nizammuddin railway station. The 12 accused were identified as Dr Amit Kumar, Ravi Kumar, Kata Kumar, Budida Vakteshwar, Gurel Janakram, Antony Andrew, Rinki Reddy, Mohammad Rejwan, Dr Jeevan Ramesh, Dr Rajesh Kumar Gupta, Dr Satprakash Gupta and Dr Upendra Kumar. Police said that the addresses furnished by the accused in police records were found to be fake. Seven accused in the case had given their addresses in Andhra Pradesh, all fake.
Delhi Police had prepared the first charge sheet on January 23, 2001.