Two Delhi Police men accused in kidney scam surrenderMarch 25th, 2008 - 12:05 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Two Delhi Police personnel accused of accepting a hefty bribe from an associate of kidney racket kingpin Amit Kumar Monday surrendered before a city court after being on the run for more than a month. The police personnel, identified as Rakesh and Naresh kumar, surrendered before the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) in the Patiala House Court, which had issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against them last week.
The court sent the duo to one-day judicial custody in Tihar jail.
Four more policemen - head constables Devender Singh and Vijay Bahadur, and constables Kaleem Beg and Surender Rathi - who too accepted bribes to let go Amit Kumar, are still untraced.
Last month Delhi Police had arrested assistant sub-inspector Ravinder Kumar and registered a case against him and the six police personnel for corruption and various other charges under the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
According to the first information report (FIR), the policemen allegedly extorted money from Amit Kumar, who was nabbed in Nepal Feb 7 and is now in the custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), and his associate Upendra Aggarwal early this year to save them from police action.
The large-scale kidney racket was unearthed Jan 24 after the Uttar Pradesh and Haryana police jointly raided a private hospital and a guesthouse owned by Amit Kumar in Gurgaon, the suburban town of Delhi.
The international racket in illegal kidney transplants served clients from Britain, the US, Greece, Lebanon, Canada, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.