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Kidney racket: Delhi Police to file charge-sheet today

A senior police official close to the investigation told Millennium Post that the charge-sheet is against the 17 accused persons who have been arrested by the South-East district police.  “However, the names of the doctors of Apollo hospital as the accused (under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Transplant of Human Organ Act) have not been mentioned in the charge-sheet as action against them is yet to be taken,” the officer said. 

He added: “If their names have not been mentioned in the charge-sheet that does not mean police are giving them a clean-chit.”

These 17 accused persons included touts, donors, recipients, the kingpin and three secretarial staff of the hospital.

Another officer in the Special Investigation Team probing the case said: “The interrogation with all the suspected doctors including senior nephrologists Dr Ashok Sarin, Dr D K Aggarwal has been completed. Also, the doctors involved in the Internal Hospital Authorization Committee have also been grilled at Sarita Vihar police station. However, so far no action has been taken but some of them are likely to be arrested.”

It is important to mention that after the secretarial staff of Sarin and Aggarwal was arrested, the names of these two doctors along with other staff cropped up. Some of the documents pointing towards negligence (intentional or unknowingly) by Sarin has also come up.

Meanwhile, a senior officer requesting anonymity said: “After the charge-sheet will be filed against the 17 accused persons, the doctors (names not disclosed) are likely to be arrested. Further, their names and roles will be charge-sheeted in the supplementary charge-sheet, that is to be filed soon.” 
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