Kidney racket: Police arrests one recipient


A 22-year-old youth was held on Thursday for receiving a kidney through the same kidney racket that was busted in Apollo Hospital this month.

According to a police officer, “We have arrested Ashutosh, who received the kidney from Umesh, a resident of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh through the same touts.”

Ashutosh, son of Bhule Singh, a J.E. in the Delhi Jal Board, was arrested on Thursday from his residence at Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.

According to the officer, Ashutosh received the kidney through the same touts who allegedly ran the kidney racket at the city-based Indraprastha Apollo hospital.

Police had busted the kidney racket on June 2 with the arrest of two hospital employees and three suspected touts.

The police had said Shailesh Saxena, 31, and Aditya Singh, 24, both personal secretaries to two Apollo hospital doctors, were held along with suspected touts Aseem Sikdar, 37, Satya Prakash, 30, and Devashish Moulik, 30, on the charge of involvement in the kidney trade.

A case was registered against them at the Sarita Vihar police station.

The alleged mastermind T. Rajkumar was arrested from Kolkata along with three donors — two women from Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur and a man from West Bengal’s Siliguri district.


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