Middleman, who wanted to make a quick buck with kidney racket, lands in police net

His desire for making a quick buck ended up with him landing in the police net

dehradun Updated: Sep 18, 2017 21:16 IST
Neha Pant
Neha Pant
Hindustan Times
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Rajiv Chaudhary, the alleged middleman in the kidney racket, being taken to the court in Dehradun on Monday.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT)

His desire for making a quick buck ended up with him landing in the police net!

Continuing with its series of arrests in the kidney racket case, Dehradun Police has nabbed another key accused Rajiv Chaudhary - the middleman who had allegedly arranged for the private hospital building near Dehradun for Dr Amit Kumar to run his organ racket.

He had been absconding since September 11, the day a joint team of Dehradun and Haridwar Police busted the inter-state kidney racket being run from Gangotri Charitable Hospital near the state capital.

Acting on a tip-off, Dehradun Police arrested him during the intervening night of September 17 and 18 from Raiwala area, while he was trying to flee from Uttarakhand.

Police also seized a sedan he was travelling in, a computer cabinet with DVD writer and a file consisting several important documents related to the hospital and medical reports, which might provide clinching evidence in the investigation.

With this, the total number of arrests in the kidney racket case has gone up to nine.

Chaudhary, a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat, began working as a contractor in Haridwar in 1999, after which he ventured into property dealing in the town and later mining in Laksar.

In 2014, he married for the third time with Anupama -- another accused in the kidney racket who was arrested on Sunday.

“He always wanted to make big money... He had got in touch with Dr Amit through a common friend in 2005 and when Dr Amit expressed his desire to work in Dehradun, Chaudhary arranged for the hospital building on lease in July 2016,” Dehradun superintendent of police (rural) Sarita Dobhal told HT.

“He was involved in the entire racket and ran the hospital with Dr Amit, through which he started earning huge money. We are trying to get further details of his movable-immovable properties and criminal background,” she said.

First Published: Sep 18, 2017 21:16 IST