Kidney racket: Five police teams search for leads outside U’khand
The police have recovered bank account details of some of the accused and have sought transaction history of those accounts from the banks. The bank account of the wife of one of the prime accused was used for online transactions for purchasing medicines used in the surgeries, the police said.dehradun Updated: Sep 13, 2017 20:59 IST
DEHRADUN: Five police teams are in different parts of the country including Delhi, Haryana and Gujarat to carry out investigation in the kidney racket case that was allegedly operating from a private hospital near Dehradun.
The police have recovered bank account details of some of the accused and have sought transaction history of those accounts from the banks. The bank account of the wife of one of the prime accused was used for online transactions for purchasing medicines used in the surgeries, the police said.
“Five teams have been sent to different places for gathering details...we are also interrogating relatives of the absconding criminals to recover details about them,” Dehradun senior superintendent of police (SSP) Nivedita Kukreti Kumar said on Wednesday. “Upon interrogation, Javed Khan (the tout who was arrested on Monday) has revealed some names involved in the racket...we’re looking into it.” .
On Wednesday, the four victims, who had been brought from West Bengal and Gujarat on the promise of Rs 3 lakh each, recorded their statements before a magistrate under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
The police have identified seven prime accused Dr Amit Kumar (Mumbai), Dr Akshay Kumar (Mumbai), Dr Sanjay Das (Bihar), Sushma Kumari (Bihar), Rajeev Chaudhary (Uttar Pradesh), Chandna Gudiya (West Bengal) and Jagdish Bhai (Gujarat). The police suspect that the first two doctors were connected with a similar kidney racket in other places like Gurugram, Jaipur and Hyderabad in the past, though a probe is yet to establish the speculation.
The Indian Medical Association’s Uttarakhand chapter demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the racket. “We urge the government to seek a CBI inquiry into blatantly unethical criminal activity done in the holy land of Uttarakhand,” it said in a statement released on Wednesday.
“IMA’s state branch has taken serious cognisance of the heinous crime purported by some black sheep in the profession. Image of doctors cannot be allowed to be maligned by such criminals...The strictest possible action should be taken against the culprits,” said Dipak D. Choudhury, honorary secretary of IMA’s state chapter.
First Published: Sep 13, 2017 20:59 IST