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Kidney scam: three more doctors booked

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  SAS Nagar, December 03, 2013
First Published: 22:25 IST(3/12/2013) | Last Updated: 22:26 IST(3/12/2013)

Amritsar-kidney-racket convict Dr Arjinder Singh Bains on Tuesday moved into judicial custody after the expiry of police remand.

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On November 29, he was brought on production warrant to the district where more than a year ago, police had given him clean chit in a similar case. They now have registered a case against three more doctors and a hospital official in the kidney scam.

During interrogation, Dr Bains has named three more doctors and an administrative official of Surya Kidney Care Centre in Sector 69, deputy superintendent of police (city 2) Ajinder Singh has said. "Police have registered a case against Dr RS Rai, Dr Satya Shree, Dr Munish Chabra, and administrative official Jashanjit Singh. A hunt for them is on," he added.

The kidney racket in SAS Nagar came to light in 2012 when a man accused the doctor of removing his kidney without his knowledge during a surgery at Surya Kidney Centre. In the first-information report (FIR) lodged under the Transplant of Human Organs and Tissues Act, the district police named Shakeel; Vikas; Amitabh Panday; Manju Panday and Abishek Anand Panday, mother and brother, respectively, of Amitabh; and Sachin as accused.

The district police gave a clean chit to Dr Bains then but, in early November, he was among five people sentenced to five-year imprisonment for running a similar racket in Amritsar, and his Surya Kidney Centre was where the scam was on for many years.

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