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International organ racket : TN state police headquarters directs SP’s to search details of missing persons in each district

- May 23, 2024

Chennai, May 23 (BPNS))

After the arrest of a Kerala native in an international organ racket with Iran connect, Tamil Nadu state police headquarters have directed the district police superintendents to conduct detailed probe into missing person complaints in their respective districts.

It may be recalled that on May 19, Sunday a Kerala native Sabith Nasar was arrested at the Kochi international airport while he was returning back from Iran.

He was arrested by the Kerala police following tip offs from the Central Intelligence agencies that he was regularly visiting Iran and other west asian countries and was suspected to be involved in organ trade.

Nasar on interrogation told police that he had already taken 20 people from Kerala and other states to Iran for Kidney transplantation. He had made people believe that donating organs was legal and took them to Iran and conducted kidney transplantation.

While Sabith Nasar told interrogators that he was only a middleman, police on further investigation found that he was the main conduit of the racket and his banking transactions had given clear evidence to the police.

The arrested person has revealed that his  victims were mainly from Kerala, Karnataka and other North Indian states. However Tamil Nadu police is not leaving any stone unturned and the state police headquarters have sent directives to all the district police superintendents to collect data from their respective police stations on the missing person complaints.

Tamil Nadu police is directed to probe each missing person case and to conduct a detailed investigation on the antecedents of these missing persons with the support of central agencies.

The movement of people from the four international airports of Tamil Nadu – Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Tiruchi during the past five years from May 2019 to May 2024 is also under investigation.

Highly placed sources in Tamil Nadu police told IANS that Sabith Nasar being a native of Thrissur in Kerala has connections with many people in Coimbatore and surrounding areas and special teams of Tamil Nadu police have been deployed in these areas on whether someone from the region was involved in his racket.

It may be recalled that the accused who is now in Judicial custody has told interrogators that each donor was paid Rs 7 lakh rupees. Police suspect that he would have taken more than 50 lakh rupees for each kidney transplantation.