T Rajkumar Rao, the alleged kingpin, had been evading arrest since the last four days after police exposed a kidney transplant racket at a leading private hospital.After chasing the alleged kingpin of the Delhi kidney racket across six cities in four states, Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested T Rajkumar Rao from Kolkata. Rao was spearheading the syndicate for almost a decade.
The accused had been evading arrest since the last four days after the Delhi Police exposed a kidney transplant racket at a leading private hospital. Cops also arrested three others in the same case including a couple for donating their organs after taking money from touts. Police will also be questioning 10 doctors in connection with the same case.
KINGPIN HAD WOMAN MENTOR
Rao, aged around 40 years, is believed to be associated with organ rackets in Nepal, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. He was introduced to the organ racket by a woman and her aide in Kolkata eight years ago. Police are on the lookout for the two as well.
“Teams had conducted raids in six cities but Rao managed to escape each time. Finally after four days of being on the run, he has been arrested and will be produced in a Delhi court on Wednesday.
He is being brought here on transit remand,” a senior officer said.
The kidney racket kingpin was under the police scanner for operating similar rackets since 2007 and was connected to two similar rackets in Coimbatore in 2013 and Jalandhar in 2015.
Rao was identified after interrogating the middlemen in the racket and teams were rushed to several states to track him down.
Delhi Police have also arrested three persons from Delhi taking the total number of arrests in this high-profile case to nine. Five people were arrested earlier.