Amit expected to be handed over to India soon: MEA

Updated on Feb 08, 2008 05:58 PM IST
Amit Kumar, the doctor accused of running the country's biggest kidney racket, is expected to be handed over by Nepal to Indian authorities at the earliest, government said in New Delhi on Friday.
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PTI | By, New Delhi

Amit Kumar, the doctor accused of running the country's biggest kidney racket, is expected to be handed over by Nepal to Indian authorities at the earliest, government said in New Delhi on Friday.

CBI has taken up the matter of Kumar's handing over with Nepalese government through the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu, External Affairs Ministry spokesman Navtej Sarna said.

Kumar was arrested in Nepal by the local police from a jungle resort at Chitwan near the Indian border on Thursday after a two-week international hunt.

He is currently in custody of Nepal police.

"Given the nature of the case and the close cooperation that exists between legal and security authorities between India and Nepal, we expect that Dr Amit would be handed over to the Indian authorities at the earliest possible," Sarna said.

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