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Kerala Kidney racket: TN , Kerala police teams in Salem for further probe, one Salem native in custody

- May 30, 2024

Chennai, May 30 (BPNS)

A joint investigation team of Kerala and Tamil Nadu police officers are in Salem for further investigation into the Kerala kidney racket. The team has taken into custody a Salem native considered to be associated with the main accused in the case, Sabith Nasar from Kerala.

Tamil Nadu SIT, it may be recalled, has already taken into custody three persons from Coimbatore and Pollachi a couple of days before in the case.

The Special Investigation Team of Kerala police is in Tamil Nadu for the past few days after the main conduits in the Kerala kidney racket, Sabith Nasar and Sajith Shyam during interrogation revealed the involvement of certain Tamil Nadu based persons.

Salem has been in the news during 2015 when a leading nephrologist associated with a few leading private hospitals of the region was arrested for around 80 illegal kidney transplants. Tamil Nadu intelligence have given tips to the state police team that some doctors and middlemen based out of Salem are involved in the Kerala kidney racket also.

The Special Investigation Team of the Tamil Nadu police have also provided information to the Kerala Special Investigation team and a joint investigation is on in Salem.

Meanwhile the Kerala Police is also trying to deport an Aluva native, Madhu from Iran, considered as one of the main middlemen in the kidney racket based out of Iran.

It may be recalled that the Kerala kidney racket with international ramifications came out in public domain after Sabith Nasar was arrested at the Nedumbassery International airport in Kochi on May 19 while he was returning from Iran.

The arrest was following a tip off from Central Intelligence agencies who have been tracing the regular movement of Sabith to Iran and other west Asian countries.