Delhi Police bust kidney racket being run from Bangladesh, arrest 7


The crime branch of the Delhi Police has arrested seven people in connection with a kidney racket which was being operated from Bangladesh.

According to the details, those arrested also include a 50-year-old woman doctor, who has so far operated on nearly 16 patients at a hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida.

The racket was being run from Bangladesh to Rajasthan.

The crime branch of the Delhi Police assisted the Rajasthan Police after the racket came to light.

Commenting on the arrests, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime, Amit Goel, said the arrested doctor, identified as Vijaya Kumari, was employed at a hospital in Delhi’s Sarita Vihar. However, she facilitated nearly 16 transplants at a hospital in Noida.

Investigations had earlier suggested the doctor was on payroll at Delhi’s Apollo Hospitals.

However, later, in a press statement, the hospital clarified Dr Kumari was not associated with them.

“The Delhi Police’s Crime Branch department had taken custody of a doctor who had been engaged on a fee-for-service basis and not on the hospital’s payroll. This action is subsequent to an investigation pertaining to procedures carried out at another hospital and prima-facie not related to any action or acts at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals (IAH). Given this action by the police, IAH had placed the doctor under suspension,” the hospital statement read.

According to the Delhi Police, the entire racket was operated in Bangladesh.

Patients in the country were allegedly being sent to India for treatment once they agreed to pay lakhs of money to the donor.

Police also said that some patients were brought to India under the pretext of job offers, and their kidneys were removed.

On some occasions, patients were also forced to donate their kidneys by creating fake documents in the name of the their relatives.

The hospital had suspended the arrested woman doctor soon after the racket had come to light.