The Uttarakhand Police claims to have busted a kidney transplant racket being run at a hospital near here with the arrest of a middleman.

The Dehradun SSP Nivedita Kukreti as per the source said 'The racket was unearthed when two persons from Kolkata were being packed off to Delhi without being paid the amount they were promised in lieu of one kidney each'

A middleman from Mumbai, Javed, who had negotiated the deal with them was subsequently arrested from the forests surrounding Lal Tappad between Nepali Farm and Bhaniyawala area of Rishikesh where the hospital was situated, she said.

A doctor involved in the racket, Amit Rawat, and Rajiv Chaudhry, who ran the hospital after taking it on a lease from Arun Pandey of Allahabad, were on the run, she said.

 

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