Indian police petition Sri Lanka for info on kidney transplants

PAY-Scar-after-selling-kidney-for-$10000Police in Nalgonda, India, who busted an international kidney racket in January, were preparing a letter to send to the Sri Lankan Government through a proper channel seeking information over all the kidney transplants that were performed at four hospitals in Colombo on Indian nationals, The Hindu newspaper reported.

Speaking to The Hindu , Superintendent of Police, Vikram Jeet Duggal said that they would follow the process in writing the letter since it needed to be passed through the Crime Investigation Department (CID) of Telangana and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

So far the police had identified that four Colombo-based hospitals had performed about 60 illegal transplants on the basis of confession statement of accused, whom the police arrested. Recently the investigating police team had also found a documentary evidence on the involvement of Lankan hospitals, which would be enough to send letter rogotary.

A Punjab based recipient visited the hospital, whom the Navalok doctors declared fit for transplantation of kidney issuing a report.

The middlemen had also arranged a donor for him. Though the transplantation was scheduled a couple of months ago, it did not take place because the Police busted the racket during the same time.

While investigating the case, police found the medical report at this Punjab’s man residence.

Since a huge number of 60 kidney transplants were performed in four hospitals, the police will also seek permission from Lankan government to interrogate six doctors, who performed the transplants. (Colombo Gazette)


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