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Kidney racket: Cops look into call records, bank details of arrested docs

With police saying more arrests from the hospital were likely, Dr Suwin Shetty of the pathology department, and Dr Veena Salekar, a general surgeon, approached the Dindoshi Sessions court Friday with anticipatory bail applications, which were rejected.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
August 13, 2016 1:09:27 am
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The Powai police probing the alleged kidney racket at L H Hiranandani hospital are scrutinising bank details and call records of the arrested doctors.

“We are trying to find out for how long had the accused been in touch with each other and with Brijkishore Jaiswal, the intended recipient of the kidney transplant that was prevented recently and which blew the lid off the racket,” said an officer. The officer said the police are probing “three other transplants” at the hospital.

On Tuesday, police arrested the hospital’s CEO Dr. Sujit Chatterjee, Medical Director Dr. Anurag Naik and three other doctors — Dr Prakash Shetty, Dr Mukesh Shah and Dr Mukesh Shete. With police saying more arrests from the hospital were likely, Dr Suwin Shetty of the pathology department, and Dr Veena Salekar, a general surgeon, approached the Dindoshi Sessions court Friday with anticipatory bail applications, which were rejected.

Though these two doctors are under the police’s scanner, investigators have not yet received “permission to arrest” them from the “appropriate authority”.

“The DHS has not submitted their report allowing the investigators to arrest the two doctors. Hence, the court did not find an anticipation of arrest and did not grant the bail,” a source said. Police custody of the accused doctors concludes Saturday, after which they will be produced before a magistrate for further remand.

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