The Gurgaon Police on Tuesday said Amit Kumar, the alleged kingpin of the global kidney racket, and his brother Jeevan Kumar were not qualified doctors but quacks.
Jeevan Kumar’s wife Pooja, who was detained by the Gurgaon Police on Tuesday, made this disclosure during interrrogation. The police have also detained Pooja’s parents for questioning.
Also on Tuesday, the income tax and health departments raided four of the six properties used by Dr Amit Kumar in Gurgaon to run the kidney racket.
Details of more properties owned by Amit and his brother, including a plot in Australia on which he is constructing a large house, are slowly emerging.
The police have laid their hands on one passport, which Amit got issued from Delhi using a Malviya Nagar address. Amit had recently applied for another passport using his Sector 23 Gurgaon address. Amit and two of his accomplices, including his brother, are still at large amid speculation that the duo fled the country using fake passports.
Are they quacks?
“She disclosed to us that neither Amit nor her husband had any medical degree. They were carrying BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) degrees from some unknown institute. Pooja has been running a garment business along with his father R.K. Singhal, who lived in Mina Vihar Apartments, IP Extension, Delhi,” said Joint commissioner of police Manjit Singh Ahalawat.
In his passport recovered from his DLF house, Amit had introduced himself as an MD. The police said that Jeevan was married in 2005 and had been living with his wife in Essel Towers.
"We are trying to ascertain the authenticity of the BAMS degrees which Pooja has claimed Amit and her husband had obtained," Ahalawat said.
So far, the police have traced nine properties owned by Amit and his brother, including a large plot in Australia.
The JCP said the duo has two houses in Delhi (both in Malviya Nagar), six in Gurgaon and one in Australia. Apart from these, they operated 12 bank accounts. Ahalawat said that the Gurgaon Police had moved a local court for obtaining arrest warrants against Amit and his brother. It had already written to the CBI for issuing Red Corner Notice against them.