KIDNEY RACKET

  • Visakhapatnam: Kidney racket busted, hospital director arrested June 18, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: A kidney racket has been busted in Visakhapatnam and the Director of a hospital has been arrested in connection with the case. The Odisha Police arrested Seven Hills Hospitals director Dr N Prabhakar Babu after his hospital allegedly carried out a kidney transplant without following rules. However, the police...
  • Case registered against kidney racket operating on Facebook May 22, 2014

    An FIR was registered on Thursday by the police at Gomti Nagar police station in Lucknow on a complaint of a senior IPS officer, who alleged that members of a kidney racket are using social networking site Facebook to lure people to sell their vital organs. The case has been registered...
  • Haryana: Kidney racket masterminds get 7 yrs of jail March 22, 2013

    Panchkula: Masterminds of kidney stealing racket, Amit Kumar and Upender Kumar, have been sentenced by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Panchkula to undergo seven years of rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 60 lakh each. The agency had taken over this case in February...
  • Bangalore: Police bust kidney racket, arrest three January 6, 2013

    Ramanagara: In a fourday operation in Bangalore, police have busted a kidney racket and have arrested three of its seven members. "This racket has been working for the last three to four years in Bangalore. It also operates in Mysore where corporate hospitals are there. Names of few hospitals have...
  • CBI files chargesheet against kidney kingpin April 29, 2008

    New Delhi: The CBI on Monday filed a chargesheet against the prime accused in the kidney racket, Amit Kumar. The investigating agency has filed a case under the Human Transplant Act against Amit in an Ambala court. Along with Amit, nine others have also been charged for attempt to murder. Amit...
  • Kidney kingpin puts Canada mansion on sale March 10, 2008

    Toronto: The plush Canadian mansion of Amit Kumar, the alleged kingpin in the muticrorerupee kidney transplant racket, has been put up for sale after his wife and children quietly vacated it a couple of weeks ago. The centrally airconditioned house located in Brampton, which Kumar had bought for $610,000 (approximatelyt ,...
  • Kidney Kumar learnt 'the fine art of surgery' from CDs March 4, 2008

    New Delhi: Amit Kumar, the alleged kingpin of a global kidney racket, had not only picked up the "fine art of surgery" from CDs but had also taught his brother and aide Jeewan Raut some of the procedures, says a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official. "Amit Kumar's interrogation points to...
  • 'Kidney Kumar' denies forceful transplants March 4, 2008

    The key accused in the kidney scam, Amit Kumar has denied charges of forceful kidney transplants and instead claims that the patients used to bring their own donors. He spoke to CNNIBN in Jaipur. Here are excerpts of the chat, translated from Hindi. Amit Kumar: I have never removed anyone's kidney...
  • Kidney racket claims top UP officer's job March 1, 2008

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Secretary Shashank Shekhar, a confidante of Chief Minister Mayawati, has been stripped of his powers days after an accused in the multistate kidney racket made accusations against him. Shekhar will no longer have the status of a Cabinet Ministera privilege he enjoyed as vicechairman of the...
  • Kidney Kingpin's accomplice confesses February 28, 2008

    New Delhi: K K Aggarwal, an accomplice of kidney racket kingpin Amit Kumar, confessed to interrogators that he administrated anesthesia in over 100 kidney transplant operations and was given Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 per case, sources said. He also told them that migrant labourers, whose...
  • Dr Kidney's brother Jeevan remanded to CBI custody February 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Dr Jeevan Kumar, brother of alleged kidney transplant racket mastermind Dr Amit Kumar has been remanded to CBI custody till February 29. CBI has claimed that Dr Jeevan has been involved in preoperation management and financial management for all the alleged illegal surgeries. The CBI has asked the enforcement...
  • Noose tightens on Amit Kumar, brother held February 17, 2008

    New Delhi: Dr Jeewan Kumar, brother of alleged kidney transplant racket mastermind Dr Amit Kumar, was arrested in Delhi on Sunday afternoon. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Jeewan, an alleged key aide to Amit, from near its headquarters on Lodhi Road at around 1400 hrs IST. Jeewan was absconding since...
  • Kidney Connection: Tainted Delhi cop sacked February 16, 2008

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Saturday went on a hasty damage control mode after evidence of involvement of their personnel in the multicrore kidney racket came to light and suspended Inspector Ramesh Khatri on allegations of negligence. Seven officers junior to him were found to be accepting...
  • Cops took bribe to let off kidney scam accused February 15, 2008

    New Delhi: The dirty linen is finally out in the open. On Friday, Delhi Police arrested one Assistant SubInspector and charged six others for extorting money from Dr Upendra, a key accused in the multicrore kidney scam. According to the police, a sevenmember special staff team of Central Delhi district led...
  • Delhi cop took Rs 19 lakh to let kidney doc escape February 15, 2008

    New Delhi: A Delhi Police officer has been arrested for letting one of the key accused in the sensesation Gurgaon kidney racket escape after accepting Rs 19 lakh as bribe. CNNIBN's sister channel IBN 7 was the first to report the involvement of policemen in the racket. Assistant SubInspector Ravinder Kumar Singh...
  • Elderlies vow to donate organs to curb illegal trade February 13, 2008

    Bhopal: Shocked by the unearthing of the illegal kidney transplant racket near Delhi, senior citizens here have pledged to donate their organs so that people in need do not have to turn to racketeers like Amit Kumar to save their lives. Fortyeight people Sunday pledged to donate all their organs at...
  • I saw kidney racket doc in Nithari, says witness February 12, 2008

    New Delhi: The father of a girl, who was among the children raped and murdered in Nithari village of Noida, has claimed that he saw Amit Kumar, the main accused in the nationwide kidney racket, at the house of the businessman where the serial murders allegedly took place. Jhabbu Lal, whose...
  • Nepal cops caught Dr Kidney, but brother escaped February 12, 2008

    Kathmandu: While Indian kidney racket kingpin Amit Kumar was arrested by Nepal Police in a dramatic swoop last week from a holiday resort in the southern plains, his brother and accomplice, Jeevan Kumar, may have managed to give the posse the slip just minutes before. A Nepali daily on Tuesday quoted...
  • PIL in Delhi HC to make organ transplant easy February 12, 2008

    New Delhi: A week after CNNIBN's report on the loopholes in the organ transplant act, the demand to change the law has gained momentum. Investigations into the multicrore Gurgaon kidney racket is on but the law under which the accused may face charge is itself under scrutiny. A Public Interest Litigation...
  • Kidney racket: Another Delhibased doc surrenders February 11, 2008

    New Delhi: Another doctor has surrendered at a Gurgaon court in the multicrore kidney racket in which Dr Amit Kumar is the kingpin. Dr Saraj Kumar, an anaesthetist from Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital has surrendered. It is alleged that Saraj was one of the anaesthetists used by Amit Kumar for transplant...
  • CBI gets 12 days to interrogate Amit, Jeevan Kumar February 11, 2008

    New Delhi: With the kidney kingpin now in the CBI net, the agency has been granted almost a fortnight of custody to interrogate Amit Kumar. After a marathon international hunt and a highprofile arrest, the CBI is finally down to business, having been granted 12 days custody of the kidney...
  • CBI gets 12day custody of kidney kingpin February 10, 2008

    New Delhi: Following an extensive search operation, Dr Amit Kumar, the kidney kingpin who was hunted down in Nepal just two days back, was handed over to CBI authorities in Kathmandu on Saturday evening. The CBI produced Amit in a Delhi court on Sunday. The court ruled that the...
  • Kidney racketeer on fasttrack to prosecution February 9, 2008

    New Delhi: Dr Amit Kumar, the alleged chief of a nationwide kidney racket, was on Saturday evening brought to Delhi after his deportation from Nepal. Kumar, who was arrested from a resort in Chitwan in southern Nepal on Thursday, was handed over to a twomember Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)...
  • Flight ends, Amit Kumar brought back to Delhi February 9, 2008

    Kathmandu: Dr Amit Kumar, the alleged chief of a nationwide kidney racket, was on Saturday evening brought to Delhi after his deportation from Nepal. Kumar, who was arrested from a resort in Chitwan in southern Nepal on Thursday, was handed over to a twomember Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team...
  • India gets Amit Kumar, puts him on flight home February 9, 2008

    New Delhi: Dr Amit Kumar, the main accused in the nationwide kidney racket, has been handed over to a Central Bureau of Investigation team in Kathmandu and is being brought back to India. Kumar, who is accused of performing over 300 illegal surgeries, is being brought back in flight IC 814...
  • Kidney racket doc cornered in Nepal hotel February 9, 2008

    Kathmandu: Amit Kumar, who is accused of illegal surgeries, says he is innocent. ...
  • 3,000 kidney transplants were social service: Kumar February 9, 2008

    Kathmandu: Before he was caught, handcuffed and thrown into a police cell, Indian kidney racket kingpin Amit Kumar Raut lived life kingsize thanks to the nearly 200 per cent profit he gained per illegal transplant, according to his reported admission to Nepal Police. He also denied links with the underworld or...
  • Nepal to probe Dr Kidney's links in the country February 8, 2008

    Kathmandu: India is confident that Nepal will hand over Amit Kumar, the alleged mastermind of the Gurgaon kidney racket case, at the earliest. Amit will be produced in a Nepal court on Sunday on charges of foreign currency violations. On Friday, Amit defended himself saying, "I was not trying to run. I...
  • Just a twoyear jail term if Dr Kidney is convicted February 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Amit Kumar, the alleged kingpin of the multicrore kidney racket, might be deported back to India from Nepal as early as next week. The Nepal police arrested him on Thursday evening from a resort in Chitwan following a Red Corner notice by the Interpol. India hopes to avoid the lengthy...
  • India files for kidney racket kingpin's extradition February 8, 2008

    New Delhi/Kathmandu: Nepal authorities have officially identified the man in their custody as Gurgaon kidney racket kingpin Amit Kumar. Amit was arrested by Nepal police from a resort in Chitwan on Thursday evening. India has formally filed for Amit's deportation and the Ministry of External Affairs is in touch with the Nepal...