It has names of nine accused including kingpin Amit Kumar

Other accused include his brother Jeevan Raut

Chargesheet filed in an Ambala court for CBI cases

New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday filed a chargesheet against nine persons, including alleged kingpin Amit Kumar, in the multi-crore kidney racket case.

The chargesheet was filed under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and Transplantation of Human Organs Act 1994 against Kumar and the other accused in an Ambala court.

Apart from Kumar, whose real name is Santosh Kumar Raut, his brother Jeevan Raut, Upender Kumar, another doctor K K Aggarwal, nurse of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital Linda, Saraj Kumar Kovind, Jagdish and Gyasuddin were chargesheeted in the case, the CBI said.

While filing the chargesheet against all the accused in the court of Special Judicial Magistrate for CBI cases (Ambala), the agency sought permission for continuing the investigation against the rest of the accused persons who have been arrested.

Permission sought

It has also sought permission to investigate against some others whose names have surfaced during the investigation.

The chargesheet was filed under various sections of the IPC, including 120B (criminal conspiracy), 307 (attempt to murder) and three sections of Transplantation of Human Organs Act 1994.

During investigation, the CBI claimed to have the evidence to establish that Amit Kumar was the alleged kingpin behind the racket of illegal kidney transplantations. “The real name of Amit Kumar was Santosh Kumar Raut and he had changed his name as well as date of birth in the year 2001,” the CBI chargesheet said.

Starting from 1995 till date, eight criminal cases were found to have been registered against him in Mumbai, Jaipur, Guntur and Delhi. The cases pertain to illegal transplantation of kidneys. -- PTI