The ringleader of an organ-trafficking ring operating out of at least one prestigious private hospital in New Delhi was arrested Wednesday in Kolkata, where he lives.
So far police have arrested 10 people in connection with the organ harvesting scam and expect to arrest more in the coming days as they interrogate mastermind Raju Ramakant Rao, police say.
Rao is now in the custody of the Delhi police.
The gang has been operating for the last one-and-a-half years in Delhi and Kolkata, he said.
Rao is also suspected to have been involved in a similar racket in two other Indian cities, Indian media reports.