Cop to be confronted with kidney kingpin on Monday

February 16th, 2008 - 7:26 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A city court Saturday asked Delhi Police to confront a policeman, arrested Friday for allegedly accepting bribes from kidney scam kingpin Amit Kumar, with him Feb 18. Metropolitan Magistrate Chandra Shekhar ordered Delhi Police to conduct the Test Identification Parade (TIP) of assistant sub-inspector Ravinder Kumar with Amit Kumar in the Tihar Jail premises.

Delhi Police arrested Ravinder Kumar Friday and registered a case against him and six other constables for accepting bribes from Amit Kumar, who was nabbed earlier this month in Nepal.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate A.K. Kohar sent Ravinder Kumar to four-day judicial custody Friday.

The six policemen were allegedly bribed by Upendra Aggarwal, a key associate of Amit Kumar, to let off the scam kingpin. Aggarwal was the first to be arrested when the racket was unearthed Jan 24 from a Gurgaon clinic run by Amit Kumar alias Santosh Rameshwar Raut.

The multi-million-rupee racket of illegal kidney transplants served clients from Britain, the US, Greece, Lebanon, Canada, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, among other countries.

Amit Kumar was arrested Feb 7 from a resort hotel near the India-Nepal border and deported to India last week. He is presently in the custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

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