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Thursday, 24 August 2017 - 13:38
Police yet to grill Sri Lankan doctor over Hyderabad kidney racket
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India’s Deccan Chronicle today reported that sleuths of the Hyderabad Central Crime Station are yet to interrogate the Sri Lankan nephrologist, who was accused of doing 58 kidney transplantations with paid donors coming from Hyderabad, Nalgonda and Guntur districts, and other parts of India.

The news site has mentioned the name of the accused as Dr. Ambepitiya Arachchige Don Monik Tervin Sanjeewa

In India, donors have to be related to the patient they are donating the kidney to in order to stop poor people from selling their kidneys for money and endangering their own health.

The case has been pending from 2014 and is still under investigation.

 A charge sheet has yet to be filed.

The CCS recently sent yet another clarification to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) regarding the Letter Rogatory for recording Dr. Monik’s statement in Sri Lanka.

CCS Cyber Crime Assistant Commissioner of Police KCS Raghuveer, who is the supervising officer of the investigation, said that the Letter Rogatory (communication between the court of one country with the court of another country) issued by the Hyderabad court has to be sent to the Sri Lankan court after the MHA authorizes it, but the latter is still pending.

The case was booked under the IT Act and the Transplantation of Human Organs Act, based on a complaint lodged by one Ganesh Kumar Maroo.

His relative, Dinesh Kumar Maroo, died in Sri Lanka, where he had gone in order to sell his kidney.

Police say there were 58 ‘donors’ and each was paid 500,000 Indian rupees, though they were promised 3 million Indian rupees each.

The remaining amount went as commission to the accused.

CCS police have arrested three persons in the case so far. Others involved, including Suresh and Usha Saxena, who allegedly acted as conduits, are yet to be arrested.

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