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Delhi Organ Transplant Racket Exposed: Doctor & Six Others Arrested, Bangladeshi Mastermind Identified

The Delhi Police dismantled a human organ transplant racket, arresting seven individuals, including a doctor, as reported by news agency ANI on Tuesday. According to the commissioner of police, DP Amit Goel, the ‘mastermind’ behind the operation hailed from Bangaldesh, and the donors and recipients are from Bangladesh. All the persons involved are suspected to […]

The Delhi Police dismantled a human organ transplant racket, arresting seven individuals, including a doctor, as reported by news agency ANI on Tuesday. According to the commissioner of police, DP Amit Goel, the ‘mastermind’ behind the operation hailed from Bangaldesh, and the donors and recipients are from Bangladesh. All the persons involved are suspected to have links with Bangldesh. We have arrested a person named Russell, who used to arrange patients and donors; a female doctor involved in the transplant has also been put behind bars, DCP Goel said in a statement.

0Probe regarding the seven arrested is still on. Regarding the organ transplant racket that has been operational since 2019, Goel said, “They used to charge ₹25-30 lakh for each transplant.” The arrested doctor is connected to two or three hospitals, according to the DCP “Her role in this case was that she was facilitating organ transplants even when she was aware that the donor and the receiver were not blood relations, making her part of the conspiracy,” Mr Goel said. Organ donations, according to India’s Transplantation of Human Organs Act, is permitted only from immediate blood relations like parents and siblings. No organ donation by any Indian living donor shall be allowed to a foreign recipient except in cases where the latter is a close relative of the donor.

The relationship between the donor and the recipient should also be certified by a senior member in the embassy of the recipient for the transplant to be valid. Such cases are considered only when no Indian patient is eligible for the organ donation. of the conspiracy,” Mr Goel said. Organ donations, according to India’s Transplantation of Human Organs Act, is permitted only from immediate blood relations like parents and siblings. No organ donation by any Indian living donor shall be allowed to a foreign recipient except in cases where the latter is a close relative of the donor. The relationship between the donor and the recipient should also be certified by a senior member in the embassy of the recipient for the transplant to be valid. Such cases are considered only when no Indian patient is eligible for the organ donation.

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