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Feb 08, 2008 at 08:35pm IST

'I'll give you Rs one crore, let me go'

Kathmandu: The police inspector who arrested Amit Kumar from the hotel says the alleged kidney kingpin tried to bribe him with lakhs of rupees.

"Kitna chahiye tumhe? Bees lakh, tees lakh, pachaas lakh, ek crore, tum mujhe batao? (The doctor said, I can give you Rs 20 lakh, 50 lakh, 1 crore.. just tell me, I will pay. Just let me go)," Assistant Sub-Inspector Chim Bhadhur Tamang, who was part of the team that arrested the doctor, claimed.

Amit Kumar tried to make 'good use' of the huge amount of money that he was carrying — by attempting to bribe the Nepal Police team which came to arrest him from the Sauraha-based Hotel Wildlife Camp on Thursday.

BRIBING THE COPS: The Inspector who arrested Dr Amit Kumar from the hotel says the doctor tried to bribe him with lakhs of rupees.

A Kathmandu-based newspaper said the tainted doctor was pleading with the police not to arrest him.

Police had seized a bank draft for Rs 9,36,000 and Euro 145,000 and $18,900 in cash from him during his arrest. Witnesses said that Kumar was sporting a hat and sunglasses to conceal his identity.

Amit Kumar, against whom an Interpol Red Corner Notice was issued after the massive racket with inter-state and international ramifications came to light on January 24, was brought to the Nepalese capital for interrogation on Friday.

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