Major kidney racket busted, 9 arrested
Kolkata: Police have arrested nine persons from North 24-Parganas' Naihati for their alleged involvement in an interstate kidney smuggling racket.
Acting on a tip off, a team of investigators raided a rented house in Mitra Para area of Naihati where the accused had taken shelter for quite sometime. According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect that the accused had been operating the racket from the house. They also suspect that the accused might be a part of an interstate smuggling racket. It was learnt that an employee of the Naihati Municipality had helped the accused to rent the house, which belongs to one Biswajit. The owner of the house has also been arrested by the police along with Sarfaraz Ahmed, Md Iqbal and Bharati Chetri and others. According to the police, Bharati is from Assam. After interrogating the accused, police came to know the name of Md Akhtar who is believed to be the kingpin.
Cops are conducting raids to nab the kingpin. They are trying to know the modus operandi of the racket as to how the accused had collected the kidneys and where they used to the sell them. Preliminary investigation suggests that many of the accused, arrested in the incident might have been working as agents whose job was to find customers.
It can be said that city police also arrested a youth for his alleged involvement in a kidney racket. The incident took place on 11 April when the accused Suman Sinha, alias Samir, was aimlessly loitering around at a private hospital in Mukundapur area. He was held by the police from Purba Jadavpur police station.