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Kidney racket: Police advocates Red corner notice for Kingpin

New Delhi, Tue, 29 Jan 2008 NI Wire

The Gurgaon police have advocated CBI to issue a red-corner notice for absconding kidney-racket kingpin Dr Amit Kumar and his brother Jeevan Kumar, the police chief said on Monday.

The kidney racket was spread across at least five states and there were at least 48 requests from across India and abroad for transplants, police say.

The racket was spread across Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, Gurgaon Police Commissioner Mohinder Lal said to media.

He said there was enough indications suggesting that the alleged kingpin of the racket, Amit Kumar, had fled to Nepal and the process had been initiated for issuance of a red corner notice against him.

Where as Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hudda accepted his government and police had failed in busting of kidney racket operating in the state, the Haryana police have accused Uttar Pradesh police for not nabbing the Kingpin.

Lal said the inefficiency of Uttar Pradesh police have allegedly helped Dr. Kumar in escaping and his escaping could be checked if the Pradesh police had raided the hospital on time, where he was hiding.

“Moradabad police were inefficient. They only knew about one hospital (in Moradabad). They reached the spot but by then several of the people involved had fled. We could have done a better job. We would have planned a systematic raid on hospitals and residences,” said Lal.

“Ten pathology labs, five diagnostic centres, and three private hospitals have been identified as having links with the racketeers,” said Mohinder Lal, Gurgaon Police Commissioner. He said Kumar possibly have carried out surgery at Mohit Hospital in Raghupura, Noida, which perhaps he had owned.

The Moradabad Police said six accused, who worked for Dr Kumar in the interrogation has taken the names of some Delhi hospitals and diagnostic centres. SSP Prem Prakash said, “The gang used to take the patients to some top diagnostic labs and hospitals in Delhi.”

Some reliable sources in Moradabad police also suspects a well-known Batra Hospital, situated at Mehrauli-Badarpur Road in having link with the kidney racket as many cases regarding transplant surgery were referred to the hospital.


Dr Amit Kumar and his squad of doctors had connection in well-known Delhi hospitals with nephrology departments as per the information supplied by the Gurgaon Police Commissioner Mohinder Lal.

He said that there was a possibility of Kumar using Internet to make contacts and in dealing with his customers mostly belonging to abroad.

The police have identified his website and are trying to establish how it was being used. However he did not give more details of Kumar’s network, but the sources confirmed that Kumar offered Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh deal with the clients, which were usually from US, England, Canada, Saudi Arabia and Greece for surgery, transplant, and stay in India.

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