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'Complainant's kidneys intact'

In a new twist, a medical report of the villager who blows the lid of the racket, finds both his kidneys intact.

india Updated: Feb 19, 2008 20:34 IST

In a new twist to the ongoing investigation in the kidney transplant racket, the medical report of a villager, whose complaint blew the lid of the scam, has found that both his kidneys were intact.

"A medical test was conducted at a private diagnostic centre in Meerut on February 17 where it was found that Vidya Prakash alias Pappu Jatav's both kidneys are intact and fit," Moradabad Senior Superintendent of Police Prem Prakash told PTI in Moradabad.

It was on Jatav's complaint the police last month raided the house of kidney kingpin Dr Amit Kumar in Gurgaon in the outskirts of Delhi and busted the kidney racket.

In his complaint on January 21, Jatav had claimed that two years ago when he had gone to Gurgaon to work as a labourer, Kumar and his associate Dr Upendra had forced him to undergo an operation and he later claimed that one of the kidneys had been removed.

When asked why police did not conduct any examination when Jatav lodged the complaint, the SSP said there was no need to go for such a procedure at the time of filing the complaint.

The Moradabad Police got Jatav's ultrasound scan done as part of evidence collection and found that both of his kidneys were functioning normally. The CBI is investigating the case now.

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