Over 30 illegal kidney transplants conducted in Sri Lanka

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Over 30 illegal kidney transplants have been conducted in Sri Lanka, Indian Police said following investigations into an international kidney transplant racket.

Crime branch officials in Telangana have arrested more suspects who were part of a scam in which a Telangana-based doctor and his associates had identified donors from Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu for patients of kidney failure, the Times of India reported.

They would arrange for passport and tourist visa for the donors who were sent to Sri Lanka where illegal kidney transplant was carried out.

“Those accused have allegedly organised about 30 such illegal transplants in Sri Lanka, charging Indian Rs 27 to Indian Rs 30 lakh for each transplant,” said a senior crime branch official.

City crime branch sleuths and a Telangana police team on Saturday nabbed two persons -Dilip Chauhan and Suresh Prajapati -in connection with the multi-crore international kidney transplant racket. The Telangana police had busted the racket in February 2015.

The arrested persons have admitted to getting medical check-up of over 100 people done at a diagnostic laboratory referred to them by one Dhawal Daruwala who has a visa and travel business in Mumbai. Those who underwent medical check-up belong to Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Chauhan, however, has denied any knowledge of his liasoning job being part of a kidney scam. He said it was just seven days back that Da ruwala had asked him to remain silent if the police asked him questions. Chauhan has also told the police hat he was not aware of Daruwala’s involvement in a kidney transplant racket.