In a daring effort, an MBA student risked his life to bust a kidney racket that was going on in the national capital, a Hindustan Times report said. The effort by the 24-year old had helped Delhi police crack a well-organised racket, the paper said. According to the national daily, the man who had helped bust the kidney racket is Jaideep Sharma, who is pursuing MBA from Symbiosis Institute in Pune. As many as four persons, including a woman, were held as they were allegedly involved in the illegal sale and purchase of kidneys. As per Indian Express, Delhi Police suspect that the racket is spread across several parts of the country, Indian Express said.
Speaking to the paper, JCP (crime) Praveer Ranjan said the accused have been arrested after conducting raids. Those who have been arrested include arrested Jayant Sahoo (32), Sulekha Panda (27), Anoj Patra (33) and Birju Paswan (45). “Patra used to take care of the donors and Paswan was involved in preparing fake documents,” he was quoted as saying by the paper. As per police, the racket was busted after Jaideep busted how one could earn money by donating their kidney after one of his friends had mentioned it.
“He later received a call from a person, Imtiaz, in September 2016, but didn’t pay heed to it. Later, when Rajesh went missing under mysterious circumstances, he decided to track down Imtiaz. Imtiaz asked Jaideep about his family, income and the reasons for donating his kidney. After Imtiaz was sure about Jaideep’s antecedents, he put him in touch with Arun Das and, eventually, to one Jayant Sahoo,” Ranjan was quoted saying by Indian Express.
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The report added that a deal was stuck at Rs 4 lakh, after which Jaideep was called to Delhi from Pune. Last month Jaideep had met Crime Branch officials to expose the racket. After that, a sting operation was set up by the Crime Branch and News24 channel. “The complainant was given a fake identity with ID cards, so he could pass off as a member of the recipient’s family. The gang targeted helpless families looking for kidney donors. The accused charged a huge amount of money from the families in exchange for documentation and formalities,” the JCP was quoted as saying by Indian Express.