Delhi police have arrested Pawan Sahni, 46, who acted as a mediator between donor and recipient in a kidney transplant racket.
Delhi Police’s crime branch is also probing his link with Amit Kumar, kingpin of the infamous kidney racket of Gurgaon. Police said Sahni was arrested following a complaint by a businessman whom he had cheated.
“He took Rs 4 lakh from a businessman on the promise that he would arrange a kidney donor for him. The businessman
has claimed that when he was undergoing dialysis in a hospital in South Delhi, Sahni had convinced him that he could arrange for a kidney donor,” Ashok Chand, DCP (crime) said.
Sahni told the complainant that the entire process would cost Rs10 lakh and that initially he would have to pay R4 lakh. However, after receiving R4 lakh, Sahni allegedly vanished.
Sahni, who had donated his kidney in 2002 and had been functioning as a middleman for kidney racketeers since 2004, was apprehended from a hospital in north Delhi. Sahni told police that he was in the habit of gambling and was also addicted to alcohol.