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


A marketing consultant with the Institute of Neurosciences at Medanta — The Medicity has registered a case with Gurgaon Police alleging that an unknown particular person has created a faux Fb profile in his identify, via which he’s providing to assist folks donate their organs.

Within the FIR registered on Tuesday, the complainant acknowledged that the account “not solely makes use of my identify and place of job, but in addition my {photograph} — the one obtainable on the Medanta Hospital web site.” The profile allegedly additionally features a cellular quantity and an e mail tackle, on which individuals “all in favour of promoting their organs (kidney)” may 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 fame,” he mentioned within the criticism.

The criticism 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. In response to police, the physician was scrolling via Fb when he occurred to probability 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 supply was being made in his identify.

“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, nonetheless, just isn’t Gurgaon’s first brush with organ donations beneath questionable phrases and circumstances. In 2008, one of many greatest 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 supplied. Those that declined the deal have been drugged, and their organs forcefully taken and transplanted into others for big quantities of cash.


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