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Kerala Kidney racket : TN special police takes into custody many people from different parts of state

- May 28, 2024

Chennai, May 28 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu special investigation team has taken into custody few people in the Kerala kidney racket in Kerala. Those taken into custody were, according to sources in Tamil Nadu police, involved in connecting kidney donors to recipients.

It may be recalled that the Kerala police special investigation team has arrested two people in the case related to illegal sale of human kidneys in Iran.

Sabith Nasar (30) was arrested on May 19 by the Kerala police when he was returning from Iran following inputs from central intelligence agencies who have been monitoring his movement for the past couple of months.

While Nasar admitted to being involved in the sale of kidneys of 20 people in Iran, police suspect involvement of more people in the racket.

During interrogation, the arrested Sabith Nasar told police of the involvement of another person, Sajith Shyam of Edathala in Kochi who according to Nasar was the person behind the money transactions in the racket.

Sabith and Shyam have given inputs to the investigation team on the presence of many agents in various parts of the country including North Indian states. The Tamil Nadu police had parallelly commenced an investigation and the state police headquarters directed all the District Superintendents of Police to probe on missing person cases in their respective jurisdictions.

On the basis of this three people were taken into custody from Coimbatore and Pollachi areas and they had, according to police, admitted their connection with Sabith Nasar.

The arrested Nasar has told Kerala police investigating officers that he received Rs 5 lakh for each kidney donor while he had transferred Rs 10 lakh to each donor. Police, however, said that more money has changed hands in the deal.

Tamil Nadu police is also probing the involvement of certain people in the coastal regions of the state after state intelligence reports of some people from the region having gone to west Asian countries recently. Sources in the Tamil Nadu special police however refused to divulge further on the probe.