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Two constables held for taking bribe

delhi Updated: Mar 29, 2008 22:04 IST
Kidney racket

A city court on Saturday allowed the Delhi Police to quiz two constables, who along with six other colleagues, had allegedly extorted over Rs 19 lakh from an aide of Kidney racket kingpin Dr Amit Kumar.

Constables Rakesh Kumar and Naresh Kumar, who faced a test identification parade (TIP) in Tihar jail on Friday, were produced before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate AK Kuhar on the expiry of their judicial custody and were sent them to police custody till March 31.

The Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police informed the court that Dr Upender, an aide of Dr Amit Kumar who had allegedly bribed them to escape police action, took part in the TIP.

The accused duo, who had surrendered before it on March 24 after evading arrest for about one and half months.

The court allowed the plea of the EOW cell (probing the case), that the custodial interrogation of accused was required to collect incriminating evidence against them.

Earlier, Metropolitan Magistrate Chandra Shekhar had allowed a police application seeking TIP of the accused with Dr Upender, then lodged in Ambala prison in connection with another similar kidney transplant case.

The two constables, along with Assistant Sub-Inspector Ravinder Kumar Singh and others, had allegedly taken a bribe of Rs 19.85 lakh from Dr Upender, a close aide of Dr Amit, for letting him off after he was grilled in connection with the infamous case.

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