By writer to www.hindustantimes.com
The Delhi Police crime department on Wednesday mentioned they arrested two males for allegedly duping a Mumbai-based surgeon of ₹10 lakh by claiming to rearrange a kidney donor for him in Delhi. The police mentioned the 2 cheated at the very least 5 different folks in Delhi and different states, together with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, utilizing the identical modus operandi.
They had been a part of an organised racket that was in contact with over 50 individuals who wanted medical remedy in Delhi. At the least two suspects within the case are on the run, the police mentioned.
Joint commissioner of police (crime) Alok Kumar mentioned that they arrested the 2 males after investigating a dishonest case registered on the grievance of Mumbai surgeon Dr Rajiv Chandra, who was duped of ₹10 lakh by the racketeers. Chandra is affected by congenital kidney illness, for which he wanted a transplant. Nonetheless, not one of the physician’s relations might donate a kidney, mentioned the joint CP.
Chandra got here throughout an commercial that provided a kidney donor and transplant at a number one hospital in Delhi. His pal, one Rizwi, contacted one Karan, who promised to rearrange a kidney donor and mentioned the transplant would price ₹22 lakh. The physician paid ₹4.5 lakh prematurely and was instructed that his transplant was scheduled on September 17, the police mentioned.
A day earlier than the scheduled surgical procedure date, Chandra and his spouse reached Delhi and had been known as outdoors a non-public hospital in south Delhi, the place they paid ₹5 lakh extra to Karan. After taking the cash, Karan requested them to satisfy a physician contained in the hospital. When Chandra went in, he discovered that there was no reserving in his identify. Karan, by then, switched off his telephone and fled.
Chandra then filed a case with the crime department, mentioned Kumar.
“Throughout the investigation, we discovered that Karan’s actual identify was Vipin Kumar. We laid a entice and arrested Vipin on October 19 from Kanpur. His interrogation led to the arrest of his affiliate, Rohit Kumar Yadav, from Pratapgarh in UP,” the joint CP added.
Police mentioned Vipin labored as an accountant in Sangam Vihar however misplaced his job because of the pandemic. He met Rohit who was additionally unemployed. They deliberate to earn cash by way of unlawful means and created a faux profile on social media, the place they posted commercials about kidney transplants and arranging donors.
“Vipin posed as Karan and launched Rohit to the surgeon as the driving force of the physician of the Delhi hospital the place his kidney transplant was to be executed,” mentioned Kumar.