Kidney racket kingpin’s brother sent to CBI custody

February 18th, 2008 - 5:35 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): A court here today remanded Dr Jeevan Kumar, the brother and key aide of alleged kidney transplant racket kingpin Amit Kumar, to CBI custody till February 29.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials arrested Jeevan from the Lodhi Road area in South Delhi on Sunday.
The CBI has claimed that Jeevan has been involved in management of alleged illegal kidney transplant surgeries.
Jeevan had been absconding since January 24 when the racket was busted in Gurgaon. The Interpol had issued a Red Corner notice against him and Amit on February 1.
On February 10,Amit was remanded to CBI custody till February 22 after he was flown from Kathmandu on February 9 by a three-member CBI team. The 40-year-old tainted doctor was arrested in Chitwan in Nepal on February 7.
With Jeevan’s arrest, the authorities claimed to have detained all the four key accused in the multi-crore racket. The other two are Dr Upendra Aggarwal and Dr Saraj Kovid.
Jeevan’s wife Pooja Singhal is in judicial custody for allegedly helping him to escape the police.
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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