THE SPECIAL Investigation Team (SIT) of Delhi Police Wednesday filed a chargesheet against the 17 accused arrested in connection with the kidney transplant racket busted in July.
Metropolitan Magistrate Arvind Bansal has fixed September 5 for deciding whether to take cognisance of the over 1,000-page chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police against 17 accused in the illegal organ trading in the capital including the alleged kingpin, T Rajkumar Rao, personal assistants of senior doctors at Apollo Hospital, donors and some recipients.
Police have arrested 13 accused by the end of July, while four others had surrendered before a court last month.
Besides Rao, those who have been chargesheeted include his mentor Deepak Kar, personal staff of doctors in Apollo hospital Brajesh Chauhan, Aditya Singh and Shailesh Saxena, agents Satya Prakash and Devashish Moulik, four donors – Umesh Srivastava, Neelu Srivastava, Bhanu Pratap and Maumita Moulik, organ recipients Ashutosh Gautam, his father and three others and one Aseem Sikdar.
They have been chargesheeted under various provisions of the IPC and the Transplantation of Human Organs Act.
“The accused include the kingpin, middlemen, donors, recipients, and three secretarial staff of Indrapastha Apollo Hospital. The chargesheet mentions their role in the racket and gives details of their financial transactions,” said a source.
While explaining the modus operandi of the members of the gang, the chargesheet talks about how the kingpin and middlemen met and started running the racket with the help of three personal assistants of senior doctors of Indraprastha Apollo Hospital.
“The touts used to lure poor people from states such as West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and other parts of the country into donating their kidneys in exchange of Rs 3-4 lakh. They were brought to Delhi and accommodated in hotels,” said a source.
With PTI inputs