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Kidney racket: Two senior doctors questioned

Two senior doctors of Apollo Hospital have been questioned in connection with the kidney trading racket unearthed in the national capital last month, police said today.

Kidney racket: Two senior doctors questioned
A photo of Indraprastha Apollo Hopitals

New Delhi

The doctors and few others were issued notices under CrPC Section 160, with the investigators asking them to join the probe into the matter at the earliest.

A Special Investigation Team questioned Ashok Sarin and D K Aggarwal, both nephrologists at Apollo Hospital, in connection with kidney transplants facilitated by the racket, yesterday evening. They were asked to come for another round of questioning today as well, a senior police official said.

Meanwhile, the police are also in the process of sending notices to three other senior doctors, who are members of the hospital's committee for verifying documents pertaining to transplants.

They too will be asked to join investigation into the case in connection with which the police have so far registered 2 FIRs and arrested 13 persons, including doctor's assistants, middlemen, the kingpin Rajkumar Rao, few donors and one recipient.

In a statement, Apollo Hospital said, "Indraprastha Medical Corporation Limited (Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals) has been a victim of a well-orchestrated operation carried out by a few individuals with malafide intent who deliberately committed forgery and fraud.

"The matter is under investigation by the Delhi Police and as in the past, the hospital continues to extend full cooperation to the investigating team. Additionally, we have advised the doctor, who has been asked to join the investigation, to extend full cooperation with the police.

"The hospital reiterates that it has the highest regard for the law and its processes and urges the Delhi Police to take their investigation to its logical conclusion."

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