Kidney racket: cops seek Interpol's help
Haryana police seek a red corner Interpol notice to track down the alleged kingpin of the multi-crore-kidney transplant racket.india Updated: Jan 28, 2008 21:56 IST
Haryana police on Monday sought a red corner Interpol notice to track down Amit Kumar, alleged kingpin of the multi-crore-kidney transplant racket, apprehending he may have fled the country, as investigations revealed he owned several properties in Gurgoan and operated at least eight bank accounts.
Police seized eight cars used to ferry patients from two hospitals to his three-storeyed posh clinic here, Gurgaon police commissioner Mohiner Lal told reporters.
"We have learnt about eight banks that were operated by him. We have asked for all accounts to be frozen," he said.
Investigations have revealed that Kumar had spread his network systematically using unscrupulous agents to spot victims with the help of hospital staff.
Police had identified five nurses and 20 employees of two hospitals here who might be involved in the racket, Lal said.
The state police has written to the CBI to approach the Interpol for issuance of a red corner notice against doctor Kumar, Lal said.
There were indications that Kumar, who operated under different names, had fled the country, he told a press conference here.
Police is looking at the possibility of Kumar having escaped to Nepal where too kidney transplant operations were done. "Amit Chaudhary, Amit Purshottam, Rajesh and Suresh are some of the names he used," Lal said adding his real name could be Sanatosh Rote.
Police said documents seized by them threw light on some 48 people who had contacted Kumar for kidneys. Besides India, these people hailed from the US, Canada, Greece and the UAE, the Police Commissioner said.