A special CBI court on Tuesday issued production warrant against an associate of kidney scam kingpin Amit Kumar.
The warrant was issued against Mohammad Shahid,a middleman in the kidney racket,who is currently lodged in Meerut Jail. Shahid will be produced in the court on February 3,which is the next date of hearing.
CBI,while investigating the multi-crore kidney racket,had framed charges against Kumar and nine other accused in the special Panchkula court. It has also filed a supplementary chargesheet against Shahid in the lower court.
Meanwhile,the CBI counsel opposed the bail application of three accused including Dr Upinder,Giyasuddin and Jagdish.
Dr Upinder had moved an application in the court seeking bail for his medical treatment. He also said that the jail officials had not allowed him a regular checkup at PGI. In its reply,CBI said that Upinder should not be given bail as the case has intentional ramifications.
The Ambala jail authorities informed the court that they were not able to regularly take Upinder for medical checkups to PGI Chandigarh due to staff shortage. The jail authorities requested the court to shift Upinder to Rohtak jail so that he can be treated in PGIMS,Rohtak.
The arguments over CBI replies on bail applications will continue on February 3.
The kidney racket had surfaced on January 24,2008 when the UP and Gurgaon police raided a house in Sector 22,Gurgaon. Over 500 people were lured for donation of their kidneys and were allegedly paid between Rs 50,000 to Rs 70,000. The kidneys were then allegedly sold for around Rs 8 to 10 lakh each. The mastermind,Dr Amit,as per CBI,used to run two hospitals under the banner of Liberty Health Care Private Limited in Gurgaon.