Kingpin of kidney racket remanded to 3-day transit
The District Court has instructed the Delhi Police to appear with the accused before a court in Delhi within June 11. Delhi Police have recovered some important documents and mobile SIM cards from the house of the accused. However, they are yet to trace the whereabouts of D Santosh Rao.
Delhi Police have already alerted the Calcutta airport authorities to keep a close watch as they got information that Santosh might fly to other cities. Police came to know in the course of investigation that Rajkumar and Santosh had a plan to fly to Hyderabad from Kolkata and hence the Delhi police had issued alerts to the airport officials in Kolkata.
Police are not quite sure whether Santosh, the close aide of Raj Kumar is in the city or if he has managed to flee outside the state.Meanwhile, the police have arrested another accused, Deepak Kar from Baguiati, for his alleged involvement in the racket. In the interrogation, Kar claimed that he had severed all ties with this racket more than three years ago. Delhi Police will appeal to the court for his remand. He told the police that he used to work for them and worked under the direction of Raj Kumar.
He has provided important documents to the police. He confessed that he used to work for Raj Kumar knowing full well that he was a part of a kidney racket. Deepak told the police that he used to take people to various cities for which he used to get Rs 5000.
Delhi Police came to know that Rajkumar runs a kidney racket across countries. With his arrest, the number of people detained in the case has gone up to nine. They have arrested two women kidney donors from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh and one person from Siliguri in West Bengal on Tuesday.
Investigators said that the members of the gang persuaded economically needy people from various parts of the country to donate their kidney in exchange for money. They also prepared forged papers including the identity proofs to establish the relationship between the donors and the recipients.
People falling prey to the gang are from various parts of the country including West Bengal, Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Chennai in Tamil Nadu.The police busted the kidney racket on June 2 with the arrest of two Indraprastha Apollo hospital employees and three touts on the charge of persuading economically needy people to sell their kidneys.