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Kidney racket: U’khand police may seek Interpol help to nab accused

Though all international airports were alerted to look out for the seven accused, the Bureau of Immigration on Friday informed the Dehradun police that the four Arabs – against whom look out circulars were issued – had already left the country.

dehradun Updated: Sep 15, 2017 22:00 IST
Neha Pant
Neha Pant
Hindustan Times
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The organ racket was busted after the police raided the Gangotri Charitable Hospital at Lal Tappad, around 30 km from Dehradun, (Shutterstock representative image)


DEHRADUN: After getting look out circulars issued against seven people, the Uttarakhand police may seek help from the Interpol in order to nab the main accused in the interstate kidney racket.

Considering the possibility of the key accused – including the father-son duo of Dr Amit Kumar and Dr Akshay Kumar – trying to flee the country, the state police plans to move a request for issuing red corner notice against them.

Red corner notice helps to arrest wanted criminals at the international level. It is issued by the Interpol at the request of the National Central Bureau (which connects the member country with the Interpol’s global network)
at the request of the local police.

“We suspect that the accused may try to flee the country to evade arrest. So, we may move a request for issuing a red corner notice against them,” Dehradun senior superintendent of police Nivedita Kukreti Kumar said.

Though all international airports were alerted to look out for the seven accused, the Bureau of Immigration on Friday informed the Dehradun police that the four Arabs – against whom look out circulars were issued – had already left the country.

Earlier in the day, the police searched a resort near Dehradun where the accused related to the kidney racket had stayed in the past. Led by Dehradun superintendent of police (rural) Sarita Dobhal, a Special Investigation Team carried out search at the resort during which it confiscated some documents, including medical certificates of five kidney donors, cheque book, documents of a car used by the accused and documents related to the private hospital from where the racket was allegedly being run.

The organ racket was busted after a joint team of the Dehradun and Haridwar police raided the Gangotri Charitable Hospital at Lal Tappad, around 30 km from Dehradun, on September 11. Nine people, including three doctors and middleman Javed Khan, who had brought four men – three from West Bengal and one from Gujarat - to the private hospital promising Rs 3 lakh each, were booked in the case.

The accused were charged with Sections 420 (cheating), 342 (wrongful confinement), 370 (trafficking) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC and Sections 18/19/20 of the Transplantation of Human Organs Act.

First Published: Sep 15, 2017 22:00 IST