Kolkata: The alleged kingpin of the kidney racket case which was busted last week in Delhi’s Apollo Hospital has been arrested in Kolkata.
T Rajkumar Rao was arrested on Tuesday evening by a team of the Delhi Police which had traced him to several parts of West Bengal.
The Delhi Police believes the accused, Rajkumar Rao, runs a kidney racket across countries. With his arrest, the number of people detained in the case have gone up to nine.
Earlier today, the Delhi Police arrested three kidney donors, including two women.
“We have arrested two women kidney donors from Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) and one person from Siliguri (West Bengal),” Deputy Commissioner of Police Mandeep Singh Randhawa told IANS.
The police busted the kidney racket on June 2 with the arrest of two Indraprastha Apollo hospital employees and three touts on the charge of persuading economically needy people to sell their kidneys.
The police had said that Shailesh Saxena, 31, and Aditya Singh, 24, who work as personal secretaries to two Apollo hospital doctors, were arrested for organising kidney trade.
The three arrested touts are Aseem Sikdar, 37, Satya Prakash, 30, and Devashish Moulik, 30.
Investigators said that the members of the gang persuaded economically needy people from various parts of the country to donate their kidney in exchange for money.
“They also prepared forged papers including the identity proofs to establish the relationship between the donors and the recipients.”
People falling prey to the gang come from various parts of the country like West Bengal, Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Chennai in Tamil Nadu.