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Odisha kidney sale: Seven Hills director to be brought to Cuttack

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, June 28:

The Odisha Police had something to cheer about after they were allowed by a local court in Vishakhapatnam to take the director of Seven Hills Hospital Dr N Prabhakar Babu on transit remand to Cuttack.

Sources in the Commissionerate Police said a special team, already present at Vishakhapatnam, would bring Dr Babu to Cuttack after receiving a written order from the court.

The Seven Hills director is to be produced before the SDJM court on his arrival in Cuttack, sources said.

The court would decide whether Dr Babu would be sent to judicial custody or allow the Commissionerate Police to take him on remand.

Sources, however, said that the police will be allowed a remand of maximum of one or two days for interrogation.

The arrest of the Seven Hills director came after the Commissionerate Police, while investigating the second case of kidney sale, found his alleged complicity in the illegal transplant.

The police on June 1 took up the case of Namita Nayak who had sold her kidney to Mohan Chandra Lenka of Bhubaneswar against a promise of Rs 10 lakh.

In course of the investigation, the police came to know that all documents were forged as the donor and the recipient were unrelated and that the transplant was performed at the Seven Hills Hospital on April 3.

Later, a special team of the Commissionerate Police went to Vishakhapatnam and arrested Dr Babu on June 16.

However, the team, failed to bring him to Cuttack as he got admitted to a private hospital there after reportedly falling ill.