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Dr Amit in judicial custody till March 7

india Updated: Feb 23, 2008 00:48 IST
Dev Sarup Mathur

CBI court Duty Magistrate Sunita Grover on Friday sent kidney racket kingpin Dr Amit Kumar in judicial custody till March 7. Interestingly, the CBI counsel did not press for further remand saying the agency has quizzed him, while the court declined Dr Kumar's request for permission to phone his relatives.

Sporting a grey cap, pink shirt and a leather jacket, multi crore-kidney scam accused Dr Amit Kumar was produced in the court at 12.15 pm amid tight security. The court proceeding lasted only for about 10 minutes in all.

The global illegal kidney transplant accused was sent in CBI custody by a Tis Hazri court in Delhi on February 10 after his arrest in Nepal on February 6. He was arrested from a guesthouse near the Indo- Nepal border.

An FIR was lodged at Palam Vihar Police Station at Gurgaon on January 27 and after knowing the enormity of the scam, the state government had handed over the case to CBI. Dr Amit Kumar was booked under sections 326, 342, 420 of the IPC and Human Organs Transplant Act 1994.

Earlier on February 20, his accomplice anaesthetist Dr KK Aggarwal was also produced in the court and was remanded to CBI custody till February 28. His brother Dr Jeewan Rawat was arrested in Delhi on February 17.

Sources said Dr Upinder, Dr Jeewan, Pooja and other accused in the case would also be produced here.