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Police arrest Kidney racket kingpin, 10 doctors in scanner

NEW DELHI: Police arrest, the kingpin of the kidney racket in Apollo Hospital, Rajkumar Rao from West Bengal and three others, four days after they busted the racket in the National Capital on Tuesday.

According to Police 10 doctors are likely to be questioned in connection to the racket.

Police believes that Rao is also associated with similar rackets in Nepal, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.

He will be produced before a court there and brought to Delhi on transit remand, a senior police official said.

Rao was identified as the kingpin after a middleman spilled the beans in connection to the racket being run in the country and across borders.

Special team was formed by the Delhi Police to nab Rao.

A police official said that ten doctors of Apollo Hospital part of the internal assessment committee for transplant surgeries will be quizzed.

Police have also arrested a married couple and a woman. They have been identified as kidney donors. The trio told the police during interrogation that they have sold their kidneys for Rs3 Lakh.

According to police the couple claims that they sold their kidney for their son’s leg surgery.

Police cracked the kidney racket by fluke. One of the accused was having a heated conversation with her husband in the hospital campus when someone called the police. On intervening, the accused told the police that the quarrel was over the amount they received after selling kidney. On further questioning husband of the accused told the police that he had offered his own kidney first but was declared unfit so he convinced his wife to do so.

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