CBI files chargesheet against kidney kingpin Amit Kumar

April 29th, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi , Apr 29 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today filed its chargesheet against prime accused in the multi-crore kidney transplant racket Amit Kumar.

Alongwith Amit Kumar, his brother Jeevan Kumar and three others have also been chargesheeted by the CBI in a Delhi court.

The CBI has charged Amit Kumar under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPL), including Section 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapon), Section 342 (wrongful confinement), Section 420 (cheating) and Section 120B (criminal conspiracy).

It may be recalled that the 40-year-old tainted doctor was flown from Kathmandu to New Delhi on February 9 by a three-member CBI team. He was arrested in Chitwan in Nepal on February 7 and is wanted by the Haryana and Uttar Pradesh police in connection with an inter-state and international kidney transplant scam.

The CBI has claimed that Jeevan was involved in the management of the alleged illegal kidney transplant surgeries.

The CBI went through every transplant case and found that many patients were killed in the process of the transplant.

Jeevan had been absconding since January 24 when the racket was busted in Gurgaon. The Interpol then issued a Red Corner notice against him and Amit on February 1.

The other two key accused in the multi-crore racket are Dr. Upendra Aggarwal and Dr. Saraj Kovid.

Amit and others have been charged under several sections, including violation of the Human Organ Transplant Act. They have been accused of having forced or duped around 500 people, mostly from the underprivileged sections of society, into donating their kidneys. (ANI)

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