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Kidney transplant racket: Hospital staffer cleared paperwork for Rs 8 lakh

Updated on: 17 July,2016 08:30 AM IST  | 
Santosh Wagh and Vinay Dalvi |

An employee of Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, who worked as Organ Transplant Coordinator was arrested by the Powai police for allegedly helping kidney racket agents

Kidney transplant racket: Hospital staffer cleared paperwork for Rs 8 lakh


An employee of Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, was arrested by the Powai police for allegedly helping kidney racket agents. The arrested, Nilesh Kamble, 36, a resident of Panvel, worked at the hospital as Organ Transplant Coordinator. He was aware that the documents were being forged in kidney transplant cases, but had passed proposals by accepting Rs 8 lakh, which have been recovered from him by the police. The police have also arrested the six accused and the person who forged the documents. Sources told mid-day that Kamble was going to be in police custody till July 19.


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A file photo of agent Brijendra Bisen, who masterminded kidney transplant rackets
A file photo of agent Brijendra Bisen, who masterminded kidney transplant rackets


The Powai police worked on a tip-off from regarding the transplant of Brijkishor Jaiswal, 48, a resident of Surat. The police found out that Jaiswal had said that his wife Rekha Devi was the donor, but the donor was another woman.

The police then arrested Brijendra Bisen, the mastermind behind the whole racket who had also been arrested for a similar offence in 2007. Bisen was the one who planned the whole process and forged documents to prove that Shobha Thakkar, another accused in the racket, was the wife of Jaiswal.

Jaiswal’s son, Kisan was also arrested by the cops for helping them. As per law, only blood relation can take part in kidney transplants.

The police have arrested six accused till now under various sections of the IPC and the Transplant of Human Organs Act, 1994. The police said Jaiswal was going to R23 lakh to Bisen, for the whole process. Bisen though has claimed that he claims has only received Rs 2 lakh, but police are investigating that claim.


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