Kidney racket: CBI to seek details of women arrested in AthensJune 26th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has begun the process of getting details about the arrest of three Greek women in connection with the multimillion-rupee illegal kidney transplant racket headed by Amit Kumar following an Athens-based news report. The Athens News Agency had reported Wednesday that three Greek women - a doctor and two businesspersons - had been arrested in Athens on suspicion of working in collusion with Amit Kumar, alias Santosh Rameshwar Raut.
“A way is being worked out through proper channels (the ministry of external affairs) to get access to the women arrested,” a senior official said.
The women are suspected to have sent Greek patients for surgeries in Kumar’s illegal clinic in Gurgaon, an emerging IT hub on the outskirts of the capital.
The agency quoted the Greek police as saying that the patients were asked to pay at least 40,000 euros ($62,000) for the operation plus an additional 10,000 euros for accommodation and to speed up procedure.
The three suspects had around 225,000 euros in their bank accounts believed to have been gained from the organ trade.
The Greek police began probing the matter after the Gurgaon police raided hospitals and homes in Gurgaon Jan 24 this year. The illegal kidney transplant ring in India allegedly catered to international clients through agents in countries as far apart as in the Gulf, North America and Europe.
After consulting Amit Kumar - an ayurvedic doctor - touts provided his e-mail ID to prospective clients in Canada, the US, Britain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece. Kumar, who is currently in jail, is said to have conducted around 500 illegal transplants.
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