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Dr Amit Kumar on police remand

jaipur Updated: Feb 29, 2008 03:27 IST
Dr Amit Kumar

A local court on Thursday remanded organ transplant racket prime accused Dr Amit Kumar to five days in police custody for questioning in connection with removing a man's kidney in a village in Jaipur in 1995.

Co-accused Dr K K Aggarwal was meanwhile sent to jail till March 7 by a special CBI court in Ambala on the expiry of the agency's remand.

Amit Kumar's brother Jeevan will be produced in the Ambala court on Friday.

Amit Kumar, who was brought here from Ambala on Monday, was produced in Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Jagmohan Aggarwal's court which sent him on five days' police remand.

He was on Monday presented before Additional Sessions Judge Phool Chand Jhajharia by a police team and remanded in judicial custody, Ghodala police station Circle Officer Rajesh Puri said.

A case was registered against Amit Kumar and others at the police station in 1995 after a man from Bodhala village in the area accused them of forcibly removing one of his kidneys.

Three other accused in the multicrore rupee racket - Dr Surz, his servant Jagdish and an agent Gayashddin lodged in Tihar jail - will be taken to Ambala on March 7 by the CBI on production warrants, agency sources said.

The Ambala court has fixed March 5 for its next hearing.

A defence counsel filed an application seeking permission for Amit Kumar to have telephonic conversations with his wife in Canada and a bail petition for Manoj, another accused.

Two other accused - Dr Upender and lab technician Vinod Kumar - are already in the judicial custody till March 7.