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Production warrant against kidney racket kingpin

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 18:51

New Delhi: A Delhi court has sought production of Amit Kumar, the alleged kingpin of a kidney transplant racket, before it in a money laundering case after the police failed to produce him in the court.

District Judge PS Teji issued for October 15 the production warrant against Amit, who is currently lodged in Ambala Central Jail in another criminal case, after the police failed to produce him in the court for the second time.

"Accused Amit Kumar has not been produced from Central Jail, Ambala. Fax message has been received wherein it is submitted that accused could not be produced due to shortage of manpower.

"Now, matter is adjourned to October 15, 2012 for prosecution evidence. Let production warrants of the accused Amit Kumar be issued for the date fixed," the court said.

The court is presently recording prosecution evidence in the case registered against Amit by Enforcement Directorate (ED) for allegedly violating foreign exchange laws and stashing black money abroad.

The multi-crore rupee scandal had surfaced in January 2008 when police had arrested several people for running a kidney transplant racket in Gurgaon. Amit was arrested in Nepal in February 2008.

The ED, in its charge sheet filed through Special Public Prosecutor Naveen K Matta, has said Amit and his accomplices used to charge Rs 12 to 15 lakh on average from the native organ recipients and USD 25,000 to USD 30,000 from foreign clients.

The ED has accused them of stashing an undisclosed amount in foreign banks.


First Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 18:51

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