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6 Indians arrested in Sri Lanka had their kidneys removed

Six of the eight Indians arrested in Colombo were found to have had their kidneys removed in an alleged organ transplant racket in Sri Lanka.

india Updated: Apr 01, 2016 23:09 IST
Indians arrested in Sri Lanka
(Representative image) Six Indians arrested in Colombo were found to have had their kidneys removed in an alleged organ transplant racket in Sri Lanka(Picture courtesy: Shutterstock)

Six of the eight Indians arrested in Colombo last month were found to have had their kidneys removed in an alleged organ transplant racket in Sri Lanka, a court was told on Friday.

The Indians were arrested on March 3 at Pennyquick Road in the south Colombo ward of Wellawatta for overstaying their visas.

Six of the eight Indians arrested in Colombo were found to have had their kidneys removed in an alleged organ transplant racket in Sri Lanka, the Colombo Crimes Division told a magistrates court in Colombo. Police has expanded the investigation to the suspected kidney transplant racket.

Sri Lanka’s health ministry had initiated an investigation on the conduct of the local doctors following complaints by Indian authorities.

In January, it was reported that the Indian authorities had charged six Sri Lankan doctors for carrying out 60 kidney transplants.