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Moradabad cops now looking for chief agent

india Updated: Jan 26, 2008 03:34 IST
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The Moradabad police are looking for one Saeed of Meerut, said to the chief agent of the gang who targeted poor people for their kidney transplant racket.

“We have got inputs about him from various sources and efforts are on to nab him so that we can get more details about the gang,” said SSP Prem Prakash. His team led by IPS officer Manjil Saini was instrumental in throwing light on one of the biggest kidney rackets in the country.

The police on Friday presented the four accused — Dr Upendra, his servant Nepali, agent Jagdish and Irshad Gayasuddin — before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, who rejected their bail applications and sent them to judicial custody for 14 days.

A case has been registered under the Human Body Transplant Act of 1994 and other sections of the Indian Penal Code at the civil lines police station. The police have recovered Rs 5 lakh, one Honda City and one Esteem car equipped with medical kit and test tubes from them. “They admitted transplanting more than 250 kidneys at a Gurgaon-based hospital on many Indian and foreigner patients for which they charged huge amounts,” said SSP Prakash.

The SSP said one the victims, Pappu, was key in blowing the lid off the racket. Pappu tipped the police about Dr Upendra’s presence in Moradabad. The matter was reported to the SSP who immediately formed a team that conducted raids in Gurgaon and other places on Thursday night.