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ED attaches assets of doctor involved in kidney racket in Chennai

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Sources in the ED said the Dharmapuri District Crime Branch Police registered a First Information Report under the Indian Penal Code, read with the Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday attached two immovable assets, worth Rs. 3 crore, of a Salem-based nephrologist allegedly involved in a kidney racket, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

Sources in the ED said the Dharmapuri District Crime Branch Police registered a First Information Report under the Indian Penal Code, read with the Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994.

The case against V.M. Ganesan and others, including brokers, was that they had forged documents and falsified the identity of donors as close relatives of patients who needed the organ.

The case was transferred to the Crime Branch CID-Chennai as the offence had State-wide ramifications. It was later taken up by the ED under the PMLA.

Financial gains

The probe revealed that Dr. Ganesan had derived substantial financial gains from the racket. The ED identified the two assets he had acquired through camouflaged transactions.

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