Kidney racket: Wife of accused to undergo medical test

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jul 21, 2016 00:54 IST

The Powai police on Wednesday said they would be putting another woman, wife of an arrested accused, through a medical test to find out if she too sold her kidney to Bhaijendra Bisen, 42, who is alleged to be the kingpin of kidney transplant racket.

The seventh accused arrested in the case, Yusufsa Bismillasa Dhiwan, 45, a resident of Nadiad, Kheda district in Gujarat is the link between Bisen and the donor Shobha Thakur, 42, alias Rekhadevi Jaiswal, mentioned in the FIR. The Powai police admitted that they have received information that Dhiwan’s wife too has sold her kidney to Bisen.

Deputy commissioner of police, Vinayak Deshmukh, said, “We will put her through a medical test to find out if it is true.”

Dhiwan has told police that he comes from a poor family and was in dire need of money. He is a lorry driver and he too was willing to sell his kidney.

The Powai police said that they are presently checking all the documents to find out if there are any more illegal surgeries for organ transplant carried out by the Dr LH Hiranandani hospital. “We are checking all the documents on the past transplants carried out at the hospital. It will be a long procedure and will take time,” said a senior police official working on the case.

The Powai police sources also informed that the role of a doctor from Dr. LH Hiranandani hospital is being scanned. He is said to have allegedly connived with another employee Nilesh Kamble,36, who is under arrest. Dhiwan along with rest of the accused Bisen, Kishen Jaiswal, 28, Iqbal Khan, 49, Bharat Sharma, 62, Nilesh Vitthal Kamble, 36, Khwaja Patel, 66, were produced before Andheri magistrate’s court and all of them have been remanded in police custody until July 22.

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