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Kidney Racket :Kerala Special Investigation team in TN

- May 29, 2024

Chennai, May 29 (BPNS)

A Special Investigation Team of the Kerala police is in Chennai to probe on the revelations made by the main accused in the Kerala Kidney racket, Sabith Nasar who was arrested on May 18.

Sources in the Kerala police told IANS that the team will conduct a joint probe with the Tamil Nadu police Special Investigation Team.

It may be recalled that Tamil Nadu police have taken into custody three people, who according to police, have played a role in facilitating some kidney donors for Sabith Nasar for a price.

The Kerala police have also arrested another person, Sajith Shyam who is presently in judicial custody. Shyam, according to police, was involved in handling the huge money transferred from Iran as remuneration to the Kidney racket.

Sabith Nasar, according to Kerala police, confessed to sending 20 people to Iran for Kidney transplant. He had informed the police that he received an amount of Rs 5 lakh and transferred an amount of Rs 10 lakh to each donor.

It may be recalled that there are stringent laws in India for organ donation . Transplantation of Human Organs Act (THOA) 1994 was enacted to provide a system of removal, storage and transplantation of human organs for therapeutic purposes and for the prevention of commercial dealings in human organs.

Transplantation of Human Organs( Amendment) Act 2011 was enacted and Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Rules 2014 have been notified on 27-03-2014.