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Naveen S Garewal
Tribune Information Service
Hyderabad, July 19
Telangana Police busted a global kidney racket that was unfold throughout overseas shores so far as Sri Lanka and Turkey for a hefty quantity by luring poor and unsuspecting individuals.
The police mentioned one individual had been arrested and “it appeared that the racket had been working since lengthy”.
The incident got here to mild when a household who had paid Rs 34 lakh for a kidney complained to the police.
Police in Hyderabad arrested 25-year-old DS Pavan Srinivas, a local of Guntur in Andhra Pradesh and a resident of Hyderabad, who himself had donated a kidney and after realising the massive cash potential, began arranging kidney donors.
Joint Commissioner AR Srinivas mentioned the accused, an MBA graduate, facilitated round 9 kidney transplants. For every transplant, the accused used to earn a fee of round Rs 6 lakh.
After a household paid Rs 34 lakh in the direction of the price of a kidney transplant surgical procedure, lodging, and fee to a kidney donor in Sri Lanka or Turkey, the accused did not fulfil his promise.
In consequence, a criticism was lodged with the Banjara Hill police station that registered a case of dishonest and prison breach of belief in opposition to Pavan.
The police mentioned after amassing the cash, the accused had lower off contacts with the household and was lacking.
Bijjala Bharathi had complained to Banjara Hills police station that they got here in touch with Srinivas at a hospital within the metropolis the place her husband, a dialysis affected person, was present process remedy.
He promised them to supply donor and get the transplantation performed by means of his identified sources in Sri Lanka or Turkey for which he collected the cash, police mentioned in an announcement.
The police investigations revealed that the accused spent the quantity lavishly in on line casino video games in Sri Lanka and cheated the household by not arranging the donor and transplant.
Copies of the passports, which had been obtained from the complainant and different donors for journey to Turkey and Sri Lanka had been additionally seized.
Police additional mentioned the accused had donated his kidney a number of years in the past in Sri Lanka to tide over a monetary state of affairs and are available contact with some medical doctors there.
To make straightforward cash he got here up with a plan to work as an agent to supply donors for needy sufferers. He ran campaigns on social media to lure gullible individuals keen to promote their kidneys for cash and paid them very much less after extracting the organ. He would accumulate anyplace between Rs 30 and 50 lakhs from wealthy sufferers for the surgical procedure, Srinivas mentioned.
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