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Now, hospital coordinator booked in kidney racket

punjab Updated: Aug 07, 2015 21:57 IST
HT Correspondent
Jalandhar kidney racket

The special investigation team (SIT) on Friday booked Neena Rani, alias Sadhna, who works as a coordinator with the National Kidney Hospital, for allegedly receiving lakhs of rupees from the kingpin to clear forged documents before kidney transplants.

Police officials said Sadhna is absconding after the kingpin, Junaid Ahmed Khan, revealed her name to the SIT and police teams are conducting raids to nab her.

Meanwhile, the SIT also grilled hospital owners Dr Rajesh Aggarwal and his wife Deepa Aggarwal for four hours at the police station-7 in the city.

The husband-wife duo arrived at the police station around 12 noon and produced relevant documents before the SIT members. Dr Rajesh has sought few more days to respond to the questions the SIT members asked him on Friday.

The SIT members also did cross-examination of Junaid Ahmed Khan and the hospital owners at the police station. During their stay in the police station, the doors were kept closed to keep distance from the media.

Sadhna has been working as transplant coordinator-cum-receptionist in the hospital for the past six years.

Junaid is learnt to have told the police that Sadhna took `50,000-`1 lakh (for one case) to verify files of recipients and donors prepared with the help of fake identity proofs (IDs).

Lab helper Harwinder, who was working with the Sunder Lab, a collection centre of Dr Lal Path Lab on Garha Road, had taken `8 lakh from Junaid for changing blood samples of recipients and donors pertaining to six surgeries.

The Sunder Lab is owned by Deepa Aggarwal. The police remand of the accused, Kuldeep Kumar of Faridabad in Haryana, Sabur Ahmed Khan and Vardan Chander Rao of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh and Harwinder, ended on Friday. They would be produced in the court on Saturday where the SIT would seek their further remand in a bid to get to the recipients and donors.

A SIT member said they still have to recover money from the accused and they would seek another week of remand to complete investigation.
With investigation in the case picking pace, a team of technical investigation staff was enrolled for tracking details of the 17 other accused who are absconding.

Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP-II) Amrik Singh Powar said Sadhna has been named in the case and the SIT would get some information about the persons involved in the racket.