Kidney scam kingpin’s Canadian accounts to be frozen

April 12th, 2008 - 10:42 pm ICT by admin  

Ambala (Haryana), April 12 (IANS) A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here Saturday ordered the freezing of three Canadian bank accounts of kidney racket kingpin Amit Kumar. Special CBI magistrate Abdul Majeed allowed the bureau to proceed on getting the three accounts linked with Amit Kumar to be frozen in Canada.

The accounts are in the Royal Bank of Canada in Toronto. While two accounts are in Amit Kumar’s name, the third one is in the name of his Canadian manager.

The CBI had moved an application seeking direction from the court to get the accounts of the kidney racket main accused to be frozen.

CBI counsel took the plea that Amit Kumar could have deposited millions of rupees in these accounts from the money he earned from illegal kidney transplants.

The CBI told the court that it would initiate the process to get the accounts frozen in Canada.

But while coming out from the CBI court, Kumar told reporters that he was being falsely implicated in the case.

“If the CBI wants to investigate, it should interrogate the beneficiaries of the kidney transplants. A number of influential people will figure in that,” Kumar told reporters.

He said he had paid an income tax of over Rs.10 million last year.

Kumar and his associated were nabbed earlier this year on the charge of running a racket for illegal kidney transplants over nearly a decade from his clinic in Gurgaon near New Delhi. Their clients came from India as well abroad.

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