CBI gets kidney kingpin till Feb 22
A Delhi court on Sunday allowed the CBI to keep Amit Kumar, the alleged kidney transplant racket kingpin, in its custody till February 22.
This cleared the decks for a prolonged grilling of Amit. There are plans to confront the rogue doctor with other accused in the racket, involving more than 500 illegal transplants, CBI sources said. The racket was busted following raids in Amit's Gurgaon hospital on January 24.
The CBI will also investigate Amit's possible links with other hospitals, extent of his network in other states, former recipients and donors as well as links with influential people. The sources added that he may be subjected to narco-analysis.
Considering the intense media coverage, the CBI has been trying to keep Amit away from the glare. He was produced quietly at Delhi Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjeev Jain's residence in Ghulabi Bagh even as mediapersons waited at the courts in anticipation.
The 40-year-old Amit, who was flown in from Nepal on Saturday and whisked away to an unknown destination, wore a cap and had his face covered most of the time. He will be produced in court again on February 23 after which he will be taken to the CBI court in Ambala.