Medanta physician to police: My title being utilized in organ donation racket


A advisor with the Institute of Neurosciences at Medanta — The Medicity has registered a case with Gurgaon Police alleging that an unknown individual has created a pretend Fb profile in his title, by way of which he’s providing to assist folks donate their organs.

Within the FIR registered on Tuesday, the complainant said that the account “not solely makes use of my title and administrative center, but in addition my {photograph} — the one obtainable on the Medanta Hospital web site.” The profile allegedly additionally features a cell quantity and an e-mail handle, on which individuals “keen on promoting their organs (kidney)” might contact the impersonator. “I’m very involved that any visitor/guests visiting this Fb profiles will wrongly presume that Medanta Hospital and I could also be concerned in organ trafficking. That is fully incorrect and can tarnish my and Medanta Hospital’s picture and repute,” he mentioned within the grievance.

The grievance concerning the matter was initially submitted to the DCP (Crime) in Might, from the place it was forwarded to the Cyber Crime cell, which confirmed its credibility. A case was then registered on the Sadar police station on Tuesday. Based on police, the physician was scrolling by way of Fb when he occurred to likelihood upon a web page providing 4.5 lakh USD to folks wishing to donate their organs. It was solely when he clicked on the hyperlink, out of curiosity, that he found the provide was being made in his title.

“A case has been registered beneath related sections of the Data Expertise (Modification) Act 2008. No arrests have been made but. We’re investigating the matter,” mentioned Inspector Vijay Kumar, the Investigating Officer of the case. This, nevertheless, shouldn’t be Gurgaon’s first brush with organ donations beneath questionable phrases and situations. In 2008, one of many largest organ donation rackets was busted in Gurgaon, with the arrest of Dr Amit Kumar.

Police had mentioned that he used to lure folks from humble backgrounds to the institution beneath the pretext of providing them a job, after which ask them to donate their kidneys for the sum initially provided. Those that declined the deal had been drugged, and their organs forcefully taken and transplanted into others for big quantities of cash.



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