The Rachakonda police busted an international kidney racket and arrested three people on Monday. The racket was exposed after a victim based out of Hyderabad approached the police.
According to police, the victim was promised Rs 20 lakh for his kidney. However, after extracting the organ in Turkey, the accused failed to pay the agreed sum following which he approached police.
Rachakonda Commissioner, Mahesh Bhagwat said that the victim was lured on Facebook by one arrested accused Sandeep alias Rohan Malik in July last year. The post had a caption 'Kidney needed in India'.
â€œOn seeing the post, the victim contacted Rohan Malik through WhatsApp. Rohan told the victim that they would pay him a huge sum if he sells his kidney. They even assured to provide him expenses for transportation, accommodation, documentation and medical examination. The victim, to meet his financial needs, accepted the offer.
Subsequently, after his medical examination in Noida, he was taken to Turkey in August with forged documents. However, after the organ transplantation, Amrish Prathap, the kingpin of the racket didn't pay the money and threatened against disclosing the incident. They even seized his passport, according to police.
Police claimed that the racket used hospitals in Turkey, Egypt and Sri Lanka.
Police have arrested all three accused--Amrish, Sandeep Kumar alias Rohan Malik and Rithika Jaiswal. While Amrish hails from Noida, Sandeep and Rithika are from New Delhi. After nabbing them four days ago, police brought them to Hyderabad on a transit warrant on Monday.
According to police, Amrish was detained by immigration officials after he landed at New Delhi airport from Singapore on March 28.
Police claimed that the kingpin, Amrish lured the victims using social media, agents, and carried out 40 organ transplantations successfully.
The organs were sold told to rich patients who offered Rs 50 lakh or Rs 1 crore, police said.