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Kidney racket: Cops probing whether arrested doctors involved in exchange of money

Mumbai police is probing several angles including whether the four doctors from L H Hiranandani Hospital arrested along with its CEO in an alleged kidney transplant racket were involved in any exchange of money with agents and donors, a local court was told on Wednesday. The court, meanwhile, remanded the five people in police custody until Saturday.

Hospital CEO Dr Sujit Chatterjee, medical director Dr Anurag Naik, Dr Mukesh Shetye, Dr Mukesh Shaha and Dr Prakash Shetye were arrested yesterday under the Transplantation of Human Organs Act on the basis of a report by the Director of State Health Services Department, which named them during the inquriy.

Police told the court of Local Metropolitan Magistrate, Ashwini Lokhande in Andheri that the arrested doctors were also attached with other hospitals in city and that they wanted to probe if the racket is run in other hospitals as well. Police also wanted to find out if there was any exchange of money among the doctors, agents and the donors in alleged illegal transplant of kidneys.
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