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Kidney racket busted: Kolkata cop arrest one

Statesman News Service | Kolkata |

One person has been arrested in connection with a kidney transplant racket allegedly being thrived at Medica Hospital. According to police, Suman Singh (37), a resident of Nilgunj in Kharda who was moving suspiciously at the hospital compound on Tuesday, had been arrested for allegedly running a kidney transplant racket by defrauding people in the name of kidney transplantation at a cheaper rate.

Dwelling on the modus operandi of the accused, an officer of the investigation team from Jadavpur (East) police station probing the alleged kidney transplant racket said that Singh along with one of his aides, Kaustav Dasgupta, believed to be the kingpins of the racket at the Medica Hospital, used to entrap people in need of kidney transplantation by coaxing them into registration at the cost of Rs 1300.

“The duo in the business for quite some time now would look for patients coming from economically weak background and would use their network of coaxing them into paying of Rs 1300 as registration fee for transplantation allegedly by showing them fake paper. Till now they have been able to cough up the required money by befooling three patients. Police had laid a trap and arrested Singh. The search for his other accomplices is on,” joint police commissioner (crime) Pravin Tripathi said.