The Bandra Metropolitan court on Monday granted bail to kidney racket kingpin Dr Amit Kumar and his brother in an illegal kidney transplant case, after Mahim police officials failed to file chargesheet within the stipulated 90 days. The court also blasted the investigating officer for his failure to do so and asked him to file a report on it.
However, both the accused have a long way to go before they are set free as there are many other cases pending against them in other courts.
In the Mumbai case though, both the accused were released on bail of Rs 15,000 each. Issuing a showcause notice against the investigating officer, A. Gawade, the court in its order said, “Explain why action should not be taken against you for not filing chargesheet within 90 days.”
The court further asked the investigating officer to appear in person in the court and file his explanation on or before September 23.
Kumar and his brother Jeevan Kumar were brought to the city from Ambala jail three months back in a case registered against them three years back.