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How 15 men from Mumbai, Delhi were sent to Egypt, Sri Lanka to donate kidneys illegally

On of the accused said they targeted poor people and gave them Rs5 lakh for their kidney

mumbai Updated: Sep 08, 2017 09:02 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
Jayprakash S Naidu
Hindustan Times
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The Sahar police investigating the alleged international kidney racket said one of the two men they had arrested has confessed to have sent 15 men to Egypt and Sri Lanka for illegal kidney transplants. The probe is on to find out where these people are now.

According to the police, Vruchantala Nizammudin alias Nizam, 36, was detained by immigration officials on suspicion on September 2 at the international airport. On being interrogated, he said she was working as an agent for the second arrested accused Suresh Prajapati, 36. With Nizam’s help Prajapati was traced to Ahmedabad and arrested.

They are in Sahar police’s custody till September 15. Prajapati was arrested last year in Hyderabad in a kidney racket case and was out on bail.

Nizam said when he contacted Prajapati in 2014 wanting to sell his kidney, the latter offered him a job. Prajapati asked Nizam to get him kidney donors for a hefty commission in return.

Nizam then got in touch with people in desperate need of money and with the help of Prajapati sent them either to Sri Lanka or Egypt. They were given Rs5 lakh for the kidney and they took hefty amounts ranging in several lakhs from the recipients.

All the requirements like air tickets, visa, passport were provided by Prajapati. They were sent from Mumbai and Delhi. Nizam gave the police addresses of three men, who were sent to Cairo in Egypt. While one of them is from Jammu, two are from Kerela.

On September 2, Nizam managed to send one more person to Cairo. When arrested, he had three passports on him. While two belonged to him including an expired one, the third belonged to one more person who was to be sent abroad. He is nowhere to be found.

Nizam was given Rs 40, 000 by Prajapati for each donor.The police are investigating to find out if, like Nizam, Prajapati had more agents working for him.

First Published: Sep 08, 2017 09:01 IST

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