SEVEN YEARS RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT TO TWO DOCTORS WITH FINE OF Rs. 60 LAKH EACH AND FIVE YEARS RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT TO THREE OTHERS IN A CASE RELATING TO ILLEGAL TRANPLANTATION OF KIDNEYS

Press Release
New Delhi , 22.03.2013

            The Special Judge, CBI, Panchkula has today sentenced Dr. Amit Kumar & Dr. Upender Kumar, both to undergo seven years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.60 Lakh each and three other accused Shri Manoj Kumar; Mohd. Shahid; & Gyasudin to undergo five years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.15,000/-each in a case relating to illegal transplantation of kidneys.

 

            A case was registered on February 8, 2008 by the Central Bureau of Investigation U/s 120-B, 326, 342, 417, 465, 473, 506 & 307 of IPC and Section 18 (Punishment for removal of human organ without authority),19 (Punishment for commercial dealing in human organ) & 20 (Punishment for contravention of any other provision for this Act.) of Transplantation of Human Organs Act 1994, against Dr.Amit Kumar and others on the request of Haryana Govt and further Notification from Govt. of India. The case was earlier registered at Police Station Palam Vihar, Gurgaon(Haryana).

 

            CBI investigation revealed that accused Dr. Amit & his associates entered into a criminal conspiracy during the year 1999 to 2008 and in pursuance thereof, engaged themselves in illegal transplantation of Human Organs (Kidneys) by charging hefty amounts from the recipients of kidneys. The accused used to fraudulently allure poor people on the pretext of giving them employment and later on fraudulently removed their kidneys through surgical operation without their consent & authorization from the competent authority for huge monetary consideration and planted these kidneys in the bodies of recipients. Accused Dr.Amit Kumar and his associates were clandestinely running a hospital equipped with all facilities for conducting kidney transplants at M/s Liberty Health Care Ltd. at Sector 23, Gurgaon(Haryana). Dr. Amit Kumar was Promoter/Director of the M/s Liberty Health Care Ltd.

 

            After completion of investigation, a charge sheet was filed in the court of Special Judge, CBI at Panchkula against Dr. Amit Kumar; Dr. Upender Kumar; two other Doctors; Manoj Kumar (Lab Technician); Mohd. Shahid & Gyasudin (both touts); brother of Dr.Amit; a Nurse; a Driver and a Technician. The charges were framed against all the accused on 13.3.2012.

 

            The Trial Court found five accused guilty and convicted them. The Court acquitted two Doctors; a Nurse; a Driver and brother of Dr.Amit Kumar. The Technician expired during trial.

 

            The Court also ordered for compensation of three victims to the tune of Rs.10 lakh each.

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