Police arrest "Dr. Horror" involved in kidney-rackets for two decades
Dehradun Police have arrested Dr. Amit Kumar - mastermind of an interstate kidney racket with international links run from the city's Gangotri Charitable Hospital - from Haryana's Panchkula. Kumar was named in several kidney transplant rackets over the last twenty years run from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Nepal, Punjab, and Uttarakhand. Haridwar and Dehradun police have jointly busted the racket run from the hospital.
Kumar assumed different identities to operate multiple rackets
Kumar is notorious for the brazenness of his kidney transplant rackets, preying on the poor and is dubbed as "Dr. Horror". The 61-year-old was arrested several times even in the past but had managed to either get a bail or escape the police custody. Over the years, he assumed multiple identities, including Amit Kumar, Amit Raut, Santosh Raut, among the others.
Kumar and his associates manage to escape from Dehradun
After his illegal kidney trade from Dehradun's Gangotri Charitable Hospital was exposed, Dr. Amit Kumar along with his associates fled the city. However, in an interstate search operation, the police nabbed Kumar and his brother Jeevan, a nurse named Sarla, a man named Pradeep (Billu), and his driver from Panchkula. They also seized two luxury cars and Rs. 33L in cash from them.
Kumar sentenced to seven years in jail; gets bail
Kumar masterminded the multi-crore Gurugram kidney transplant racket busted in 2008 following the complaint by a Moradabad laborer who was harassed for his kidney. He then fled India and was arrested later in Nepal. In 2013, a CBI special court sentenced the kingpin to seven years' rigorous imprisonment and ordered him to pay Rs. 60L penalty; however, he got a bail in 2014.