Special Correspondent

GUNTUR: Two Gurgaon-based doctors Amit Kumar and his brother Jeevan Kumar, who were brought to Guntur for inquiry, were arrested from a private lodge in the city on Tuesday evening following a tip-off.

The Arundelpet police arrested the two doctors, who are under investigation as part of the investigation into the link with case of sale of kidneys by some farmers of Rentachintala in Guntur district in 2000, who had sold their kidneys for money.

Amit Kumar was the prime accused in the case that was transferred to the CID long ago.

PT warrant

The Andhra Pradesh CID sleuths had taken custody of the two by issuing a PT-Warrant and were in remand. Once they land here, they are supposed to be lodged in District Jail or in a specific police station, but were found in a lodge.

The local police also supplies guards for the security of the accused and to make the job of the CID easier, the Superintendent of Police Mahesh Chandra Laddha said. They found them enjoying in a lodge with their family members.

The CBI had charged him under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPL) including 326 (voluntarily causing grievous injuries by dangerous weapon), 342 (wrongful confinement), 420 (cheating) and 120B (criminal conspiracy).

The 41-year-old doctor Amit Kumar was flown from Kathmandu on February 9, 2008 by a three-member CBI team.

He was arrested in Chitwan in Nepal on February 7 that year and was wanted by Haryana and Uttar Pradesh police in connection with an inter-state and international kidney transplant scam.