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3 Arrested In Rajasthan For Issuing Fake Organ Transplant Certificates

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The arrested suspect took money for the fake certificates (representative)


Rajasthan’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested three men in a major crackdown against an organ transplant racket that issues fake No Objection Certificates (NOCs) in exchange for money.

An employee of the Sawai Man Singh Hospital in Jaipur allegedly issued fake certificates for the transplants.

Several NOCs have been issued to foreigners who had come to Jaipur for treatment, the ACB said.

Twelve hospitals in the state are on the ACB’s radar, along with a few in Mumbai.

The SMS Hospital staffer and the middlemen were caught red-handed at the hospital while allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 70,000 for an NOC, Deputy Inspector General of Police (ACB) Ravi said.

The suspects include an official from SMS Hospital and organ transplant coordinators from EHCC Hospital and Fortis Hospital, he said.

The state government on Monday issued an order saying that SMS Hospital Assistant Administrative Officer Gaurav Singh has been suspended after the ACB arrested him.

A complaint was received that SMS Hospital employees, in connivance with middlemen, were issuing fake NOCs for organ transplants without the approval of the committee concerned, the ACB said.

The ACB verified the complaint and sent a team to the hospital on Sunday. There they caught Gaurav Singh and Anil Joshi, the organ transplant coordinator of EHCC hospital, accepting Rs 70,000 as bribe. Three fake NOCs were also recovered from them.

The team also arrested one Vinod, an organ transplant coordinator from Fortis Hospital, Jaipur.

The agency is now checking how many fake certificates have been issued and investigating two hospitals in Jaipur. The buildings of Fortis and EHCC hospitals were searched in connection with the case.

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