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Kidney kingpin to be brought to Mumbai

india Updated: Jun 11, 2008 15:26 IST

Alleged kingpin of the kidney transplant scam Amit Kumar, who was arrested in Nepal after a dramatic escape, is likely to be brought to Mumbai by this weekend in connection with three crimes.

"A team will be leaving for Ambala where Kumar is currently lodged. We have a production warrant issued by a local court," said Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Rakesh Maria.

Kumar is currently in custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). He and two others are accused in a case of cheating registered by a kidney donor in 2005. The donor claimed that he was not paid the promised amount.

The second case against Kumar dates back to August 1994 when he was arrested for running a kidney racket from his clinic in suburban Khar.

He had jumped bail in that case and was re-arrested in 2000 after getting caught in a similar case at New Delhi's Nizamuddin area.

Kumar spent seven months in jail this time and was later granted bail. He attended court hearings regularly since June 16, 2005 after which his lawyers have been filing applications seeking exemption.