Kidney racket busted: 3 held in AP
The city police today busted a Sri Lanka-based kidney racket and arrested three persons.
Cyber Crime Police arrested Noothi Venkatesham (38) of Paddakaparthi in Nalgonda district, Dogiparthi Shanmukha Pavan Srinivas (25) of Vanastalipuram in Ranga Reddy district and Govind Suryanarayana (29) of Prasadampadu, Vijayawada, Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma told reporters here today.
The accused used to act as agents and collected the donor's details from the internet and informed the Sri Lankan doctor who arranged flight tickets, accommodation and surgery at hospital in Sri Lankan by offering a package Rs 30-40 lakh.
The doctor used to pay Rs 3-5 lakh to the victims (donor) and Rs 50,000 to 1.5 lakh to the agent commission.
The gang has been operating through several agents in India from cities like Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bhubneshwar, Kurukshetra (Haryana).
In few cases, the donor victims later became agent to lure others, the police officer added.
(Posted on 22-04-2014)