Organ Trade

  • Nithari again? 20 children missing from Delhi's colony February 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Six teenagers have gone missing from an East Delhi colony in the last one week. Children have been going missing from this locality for many months. And while the police have registered cases of kidnapping, so far there's been no breakthrough in investigations. Six children went missing went missing...
  • 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 Sub-Inspector and charged six others for extorting money from Dr Upendra, a key accused in the multi-crore kidney scam. According to the police, a seven-member special staff team of Central Delhi district led...
  • Cadaveric donors could curb illegal organ trade February 14, 2008

    Chennai: The National Network for Organ Sharing (NNOS), a non-governmental organization based out of Chennai says cadaveric transplants may be the best legal option. "I was under dialysis, then the doctor told me that you've to get transplant done-and only if I get a transplant you'll survive-otherwise you'll be on dialysis...
  • 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. Forty-eight people Sunday pledged to donate all their organs at...
  • PIL in Delhi HC to make organ transplant easy February 12, 2008

    New Delhi: A week after CNN-IBN's report on the loopholes in the organ transplant act, the demand to change the law has gained momentum. Investigations into the multi-crore Gurgaon kidney racket is on but the law under which the accused may face charge is itself under scrutiny. A Public Interest Litigation...
  • Dr Horror offered Rs 1 cr to Nepal cops to let him go February 8, 2008

    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...
  • India hopes Nepal will expedite handing over of Kumar February 7, 2008

    New Delhi: India hopes that Nepal will expedite the handing over of alleged kidney racket kingpin Amit Kumar, who was arrested on Thursday from a jungle resort in southern part of the Himalayan country. "We hope this process is completed quickly. The speed with which Nepalese police have caught him, we...
  • Two doctors tried to expose kidney racket a year ago February 5, 2008

    New Delhi: The kidney racket has progressively gotten murkier and murkier, although it could have been exposed by two doctors nearly a year ago. The doctors, S K Sharma and S K Minocha had tried to blow the whistle on the scam more than a year ago. The doctors had been appointed...
  • Dr Kidney bought house in Toronto, planned to settle February 5, 2008

    New Delhi: A Delhi-based daily has reported that the key accused in the scandal, Amit Kumar had bought a house near Toronto, in Canada. Amit Kumar had told his neighbour that he was a doctor. "We spoke to him and he said he is doctor. That's about it really," his neighbour...
  • Kidney kingpin had links with Nepal minister February 4, 2008

    New Delhi More facts are tumbling out in the multi-crore kidney racket. Police sources have told CNN-IBN that three Turkish nationals had died during kidney transplant operations carried out by the key accused in the scam, Amit Kumar. A man named Mehmood died in October 2003, and two othes —...
  • Dr Kidney was ready to flee | Plastic surgery plan February 4, 2008

    New Delhi: In a new twist to the kidney racket, Dr Upendra has reportedly told Moradabad police that Amit was close to several high profile people including several politicians. In a fresh revelation in the multi-crore-kidney racket investigation, Moradabad police say that Dr Upendra has admitted that the racket was busted...
  • Dr Kidney's aide spills the beans on political angle February 2, 2008

    New Delhi: In a sensational disclosure, one of the accused in the kidney scam, Dr Upendra Aggarwal, said on Saturday he was caught by the Delhi police but paid a hefty bribe to get out. Aggarwal was arrested by Gurgaon police 10 days later. This is the second incident of...
  • Interpol issues notice for kidney racket 'docs' February 1, 2008

    Mumbai: In yet another development in the organ trade racket that was unearthed in Gurgaon, Interpol has taken note and issued red corner notices for the two main Indian ‘doctors’ believed to be behind hundreds of illegal kidney transplants. Linda Chin Hoi, a Manipuri nurse and an associate of the alleged...
  • Underworld links to kidney racket exposed February 1, 2008

    New Delhi: In the latest development in the kidney racket that was unearthed in Gurgaon last week, an Interpol red corner notice has been issued against the alleged mastermind of the kidney racket, Amit Kumar. Interpol is looking into a possible Canadian connection to the illegal organ trade unearthed in...
  • Kidney racket: 4 Jaipur-based docs held February 1, 2008

    New Delhi: Moradabad Police is probing links with Batra and Apollo hospitals and a laboratory called the Focus Diagnostic lab in Delhi. This follows the questioning of another key accused in the case, Dr Upendra. Police say four doctors arrested in the Jaipur kidney racket were also involved in the...
  • Canada sets Interpol on kidney kingpin's trail January 31, 2008

    Toronto: Interpol's Canada unit was in touch with its Indian counterpart to nab Amit Kumar, the alleged mastermind behind the multi-million dollar kidney racket in India who might have entered Canada illegally, sources say. Amit Kumar alias Santosh Rameshwar Raut, who is under hunt worldwide, is reported to have slipped out...
  • Kidney racket web spread across five states January 29, 2008

    Gurgaon: The alleged mastermind behind the Gurgaon kidney racket is Dr Amit Kumar, but he may just be a single name in the organ trade. Police are now probing possible links to some big hospitals in Delhi. A diagnostic centre in New Delhi's Green Park area is also under the...
  • Illegal kidney trade flourishes in Chennai January 29, 2008

    Chennai: Over 500 people from 10 villages around Vizhuppuram have have sold their kidneys in violation of the law, risking their lives for just Rs 25,000. Many of them had gone to Chennai to work as labourers, but they were lured by the promise of quick money made by kidney...
  • Kidney racket accused was not a surgeon January 29, 2008

    New Delhi: Police now say the prime accused in the racket were not allopathic doctors. Amit Kumar's (the key accused) brother's wife told the police this. Kumar's brother, Jeevan Kumar is a co-accused in the scam. Police had raided her residence in Gurgaon on Monday night. She told police that both...
  • Cops trade blame over kidney kingpin's escape January 29, 2008

    Gurgaon: The Gurgaon police on Monday put the blame on Moradabad police, saying the mastermind of the kidney racket managed to escape due to lack of coordination between the two police units. "The Moradabad police didn't let us know before conducting the raids. And this helped Dr Amit Kumar flee," Gurgaon...
  • Gurgaon kidney racket kingpin may have fled country January 27, 2008

    New Delhi: In a latest development in the Gurgaon Kidney racket case, the Haryana police on Sunday said the alleged mastermind behind the racket, Dr Amit Kumar, may have fled the country. Gurgaon Police Commissioner Mohinder Lal said that its possible Kumar may have used his foreign contacts to escape....
  • Gurgaon kidney racket kingpin absconding January 26, 2008

    New Delhi: On Thursday night the Uttar Pradesh police busted a major kidney racket in Gurgaon (Haryana), involving at least seven doctors and a 'quack'. A police team from Moradabad unearthed the racket and arrested four doctors during a raid on two houses in Palam Vihar and Gurgaon late on Thursday...
  • No organ trade in Nithari case: CBI June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Finally, there has been some headway into the Nithari killings. CBI sources have said that the post-mortem findings by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has confirmed that all vital organs - including kidneys and livers - were present in the bodies when they were buried. With...
  • Human torsos recovered in Nithari June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: With the discovery of several bundles containing parts of human torsos, CBI investigators have said they believe it was unlikely that Moninder Singh Pandher and Surendra Koli had links to any illegal organ trade business. Pandher and Koli are the main accused in the gruesome murders of nearly 22...
  • Knives out in Noida | Why delay CBI? June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: The organ trade theory behind the Nithari serial killings has got bolstered after the police revealed on Monday that the knives recovered from Moninder Singh Pandher's house in Sector 31, Noida, were all surgical implements. A senior police office investigating the case also told journalists on Monday that...
  • Organ trade twist to Noida horror June 15, 2007

    Noida: Morbid details are emerging from the house of horrors in the Nithari village in Noida’s Sector 31. Four days after UP Police unearthed grisly details of young children being kidnapped, sexually assaulted and butchered to death in businessman Moninder Singh Pandher’s D-5 bungalow, police are now exploring a possible...