What happened on Jan 7 at Dr Amit’s house?
Though the Crime Branch registered a case against seven Delhi Police personnel for extorting money from Dr Upendra Kumar –– a close aide of kidney racket kingpin Amit Kumar –– there are strong indications that senior police officers were also involved in the racket. Sources said the well-organised racket had been operating smoothly for seven years, ever since a case was registered against Dr Amit and his associates at the Hazrat Nizamuddin railway police station in 2000.
The main conspirator in the case, HC Devendra Kumar posed as Inspector Mallick and his colleague Constable Naresh Kumar posed as SI Pandit. On January 7, the duo visited Dr Amit Kumar’s house in DLF Enclave and intercepted Upendra and extorted money from him. While leaving, they also picked up Upendra’s laptop. The Moradabad police raided the house on January 24 and exposed the racket.
“We had to start from scratch, as there are hundreds of policemen in Delhi Police by those names. But we were able to expose the racket,” said Satyendra Garg, Additional commissioner of police (Crime).
Another accused, Ravinder Kumar Singh, posted with Special Staff (central district) was arrested. He told the police he got Rs 55,000 from the Rs 19.85 lakh booty they had extorted from Upendra. The other six accused were also posted with the Special Staff. Upendra had claimed before the media that Delhi Police personnel had extorted money from him on January 7. An independent probe was initiated and a case was registered on the complaint of Inspector Arvind Kumar at Special Operation Squad, Crime Branch on February 14.
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- As part of their investigation, police have till date arrested 1,753 persons, which includes 820 Hindus and 933 Muslims.
- The accused man, 30-year-old Sujeet Kumar, remains hospitalised and the police are waiting for him to recover before they pursue “suitable action” against him.
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