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City crime branch sleuths and a Telangana police team on Saturday nabbed two persons -Dilip Chauhan and Suresh Prajapati -in connection with a multi-crore international kidney transplant racket. The Telangana police had busted the racket in February 2015.

The arrested persons have admitted to getting medical check-up of over 100 people done at a diagnostic laboratory referred to them by one Dhawal Daruwala who has a visa and travel business in Mumbai. Those who underwent medical check-up belong to Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Chauhan, however, has denied any knowledge of his liasoning job being part of a kidney scam. He said it was just seven days back that Da ruwala had asked him to remain silent if the police asked him questions. Chauhan has also told the police hat he was not aware of Daruwala’s involvement in a kidney transplant racket.

Crime branch DCP Deepan Bhadran said a team led by Inspector SL Chaudhary and Sub-Inspector CB Chaudhary nabbed Chauhan and Prajapati from Gota crossroads on Saturday.

“We have handed them over to the Telangana police team which will escort them back to their state,” said DCP Bhadran.

Crime branch officials said the arrested suspects were part of the scam in which a Telangana-based doctor and his associates had identified donors from Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu for patients of kidney failure.

They would arrange for passport and tourist visa for the donors who were sent to Sri Lanka where illegal kidney transplant was carried out.

“Those accused have allegedly organized about 30 such illegal transplants in Sri Lanka, charging Rs 27 to Rs 30 lakh for each transplant,” said a senior crime branch official. (The Times of India)