A senior IPS officer has alleged that members of a kidney racket are using social networking site Facebook to lure people to sell their vital organs.
The 1992-batch UP-cadre IPS officer, Amitabh Thakur who is posted as Inspector General of Police (Civil Defence), has filed a complaint with the local police, alleging that a gang is contacting Facebook users to purchase their kidney. They are offering Rs 3.5-4 lakh for a kidney, he said.
In his complaint, Thakur claimed that one of his friends from Noida had been contacted by a person on Facebook and was offered Rs 3.5 lakh for his renal organ.
The IPS officer alleged the man making the offer also gave details of the bank account and other necessary formalities which would be needed to complete the transaction.