Vizag doctor sent to jail in kidney sale case

kidney tradeThe director of a private hospital in Vishakhapatnam, arrested in an alleged kidney sale case, was brought to Cuttack and sent to jail for two weeks by a local court today.

The Vizag-based hospital director 58-year-old N Prabhakar Babu was brought to Cuttack last evening on transit remand and produced before a lower court where his bail application was rejected and he was remanded to 14 days judicial custody.

Babu was arrested by a team of Cuttack police on June 17 from his hospital complex for alleged illegal kidney sale case involving a Cuttack woman, police sources said.

The hospital had allegedly removed a kidney of the woman and transplanted it on a young man in April this year in which both the donor and recipient were fraudulently shown as wife and husband, they said.

The city police had arrested Babu under several sections of the Indian Penal Code and violation of Transplantation of Human Organ Act of 1994.

However, the Cuttack police had failed to immediately bring the doctor here after he was taken ill soon after his arrest. Following a direction of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, Dr Babu was brought to Cuttack on remand for five days after his arrest.

(Source: PTI)