Police seize 9 accounts of accused
Determined to get to the bottom of the inter-State kidney racket allegedly operating from a hospital in Doiwala, State police have seized nine bank accounts of the seven accused where around Rs 74.5 lakh was found to have been deposited.
Five teams constituted to probe the case are now working, State police sources said. The racket had been busted by a joint team from Haridwar and Dehradun police on Monday and an agent had been arrested. Team members have been sent to Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi to arrest the accused. Some team members are also questioning the people residing in Doiwala near Gangotri Charitable Hospital which was being used as the removal and transplant centre of the kidneys. “All the aspects of the case are being explored,” said Dehradun senior superintendent of police Nivedita Kukreti on Wednesday. She further said that the investigation so far done has revealed that seven people were allegedly involved in the inter-State racket having suspected international links. They are Dr Amit Kumar, native of Gurugram, Dr Akshay Kumar alias Raut, native of Gurugram, Dr Sanjay Das, native of Arariya, Bihar, Rajeev Choudhary, native of Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, Jagdish, native of Surat (Gujarat), Chandana Gudiya, native of West Bengal and Sushma Kumari, resident of Saharsa, Bihar. Investigation further revealed that Dr Amit Kumar had been sent to jail in the past in Mumbai and some other places on the same charge of operating a kidney racket. Dr Amit, though out on bail, remained the kingpin of the racket while operating the same from several places like Dehradun, Hyderabad, Delhi and some towns in Rajasthan. Police said that the doctor had earned money to the tune of crores during his 24-year profession through the kidney racket. A lookout circular has been issued to stop the accused from fleeing the country. Notably, the State police have formed a special investigation team (SIT) led by SP Rural, Sarita Dobhal to crack the case. Police said that the kidney racket remaining operational for the past three months, many foreigners had undergone the kidneys transplant at Gangotri Charitable Hospital under Uttranchal Dental College at Laltappar in Doiwala.
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