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Kidney Scam: Cop to face identification parade

New Delhi, February 16
A cop who allegedly extorted over Rs 19 lakh from a doctor, suspected to be linked to the prime accused in the kidney scam, and let him go scot-free will face a test identification parade (TIP).

A court here today gave its nod for the TIP of ASI Ravinder Kumar Singh who along with his six colleagues allegedly extorted the rogue doctor, Dr Upender, suspected to be linked to scam kingpin Dr Amit Kumar.

Metropolitan Magistrate Chandrashekhar, allowing the plea of the Economic Offence Wing of Delhi police, directed the CBI to produce Dr Upender in Tihar Jail for identification of accused Singh on February 18.

Investigation officer Arvind Kumar told the court that the TIP was necessary to confirm the identity of the person whom Dr Upender allegedly paid the money to keep law-enforcers at bay. Singh was arrested on February 14 following reported statement of an accused in the kidney transplant case that he and his six colleagues had taken Rs 19.85 lakh from the driver of Dr Upender for releasing him after he was nabbed. PTI

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Another case of kidney removal?

Jaipur, February 16
A case of alleged removal of a kidney, during an appendix operation performed on a patient more than four years ago, has come to light leading to registration of a case against two city doctors.

The two doctors were charged under various sections of the IPC, including Section 307 (attempt to murder), Section 324 (damage to organ by a sharp weapon) and Section 420 (fraud), the police said.

The case was registered yesterday following a complaint to the police by the brother of Om Prakash Regar whose kidney was removed in August, 2003. PTI

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