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HC bail to 2 kidney racket accused

Punjab and Haryana high court granted bail to two accused in the kidney racket case on Monday after four years of trial, on the ground that Jagdish and Jeewan Kumar had already spent four years in jail.

chandigarh Updated: Mar 19, 2012 23:38 IST

Punjab and Haryana High Court granted bail to two accused in kidney racket case on Monday after four years of the trial. The court granted the bail on the ground that already the accused-Jagdish and Jeewan Kumar had spent four years in the jail and charges were framed afresh and evidence would be recorded again.

Jeewan Kumar is the brother of main accused Dr Amit Kumar and was accused of handling the business of illegal hospitals where kidney transplants were done. Jagdish was alleged to be a middleman who brought donors to hospitals.

Meanwhile, during a resumed hearing in the case in a CBI special court on Monday, kidney recipient Rama Garg identified Dr Amit, Dr Upinder Kumar and Linda (nurse) in the court. Rama is a housewife and resident of Delhi. She said that these three people were present in Palam Vihar-based hospital where a kidney was transplanted on her.

Her father Neeraj Garg, a businessman, also appeared as witness in the court on Monday and identified Dr Amit and Dr Upinder. He told the court that they bought the kidney for Rs 6 lakh from Dr Amit Kumar.

First Published: Mar 19, 2012 23:35 IST