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Interpol officials spread dragnet

The report follows Haryana cops seeking a red corner notice for kingpin Amit Kumar apprehending he may have fled the country.

world Updated: Jan 31, 2008 00:14 IST

Amidst reports that Amit Kumar, the alleged kingpin of a multi-crore kidney transplant racket, may have fled to Canada, Interpol sleuths in this country and India are in touch in connection with the case.

Canadian authorities currently have "limited information" about the Indian police investigation into the case, a Canadian police spokesperson said.

"We can, however, say that Interpol-Ottawa has been in communication with Interpol-New Delhi about this case," said Royal Canadian Mountain police Sgt. Sylvie Tremblay.

Haryana police had sought a red corner Interpol notice to track down Kumar apprehending he may have fled the country. It also said that Kumar did not possess requisite medical degrees.

Kumar, dubbed as "Dr Horror" by the media for allegedly supplying hundreds of kidneys bought or coerced from his country's poor, was reportedly running the operation partly from an unknown location in Canada, where his family is said to be living, Canadian daily National Post reported on Tuesday. Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said that the Centre would seek a CBI inquiry into the case.