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Punjab Police conduct raids in Dharamsala to nab Jalandhar kidney racket accused

A team of Jalandhar police on Wednesday conducted raids at various places in Dharamsala to nab a local resident, who is accused in the kidney racket busted in Jalandhar in July.

punjab Updated: Aug 05, 2015 20:32 IST
Naresh K Thakur

A team of Jalandhar police on Wednesday conducted raids at various places in Dharamsala to nab a local resident, who is accused in the kidney racket busted in Jalandhar in July.

The accused Sunil Kaul, a resident of Dari locality of the town, runs an electrical goods shop at the Gurdwara Road market. However, Kaul, who is said to have undergone a transplant surgery at Jalandhar, could not be traced.

Assisted by Himachal Police, the team led by assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Jail Singh of Division Number 7 Police Station, Jalandhar, had contacted the Dharamsala Police on Tuesday to help trace Kaul.

On Wednesday, a joint team conducted raids at Kaul’s house and shop. “His shop and house were locked. We could not find him at other places either,” Jail Singh said, adding that Kaul had fraudulently produced the identity of his son for the transplant surgery.

The cops returned after collecting some documents related to the accused and his family from district offices. Meanwhile, shopkeepers at Gurdwara Road market told Hindustan Times that Kaul had not shown up at his shop for a month now.

“The shop has been closed for a month now. We knew about his kidney ailment, but Kaul never revealed the he ever underwent surgery,” the shopkeepers said.

“When we inquired about his health, he said he had recovered after getting treated at a good hospital in Punjab,” they added, while claiming that they weren’t aware of Kaul being an accused in the kidney racket scam.

Acting on a tip-off, the Jalandhar Police had raided a parking lot of a hotel in Jalandhar and arrested four persons on July 31 for their alleged involvement in the trade of human organs. The racket is believed to have spread across north India. Racket’s kingpin Junaid Khan had revealed the Dharamsala link to investigators.