digital desk,New Delhi. Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested two people who cheated in the name of getting treatment in major hospitals of Delhi. The culprits duped a Mumbai doctor of Rs 10 lakh in the name of getting a kidney transplant done at a major hospital in Delhi.
Delhi Police said that both the fraudsters are part of kidney racket, who are duping people in the name of getting treatment in hospitals of the capital.
The criminals cheated a Mumbai doctor who was suffering from kidney ailment and needed a kidney transplant. Delhi Police said that Mumbai-based surgeon Dr. Rajeev Chandra is suffering from congenital ailment of both the kidneys, for which a nephrologist had advised him for kidney transplant.
The doctor had come in contact with a person named Karan through advertisements published in the newspaper. The accused had called him to meet him in Delhi on August 27 for a kidney transplant.
Karan met the doctor and asked for Rs 6 lakh in advance for kidney transplant. Although the doctor gave him Rs 3.5 lakh. The doctor gave him one lakh more as advance payment in September to start the process of transplant. According to the Delhi Police, Karan informed the doctor that his surgery was scheduled for September 19 at a major Delhi hospital.
A day before the surgery, Karan called up Dr. Rajeev and asked for Rs 5 lakh more in the name of paying fees to start the procedure. Dr. Rajiv gave him Rs 5 lakh outside a hospital in Delhi. The criminal Karan advised the doctor and his wife to take the money and go through the admission process inside the hospital. However, he himself did not accompany them.
When Dr. Rajiv was denied permission to enter the hospital, he started calling Karan, but his phone remained switched off.
After this Rajiv Chandra lodged a complaint with the Crime Branch. After interrogation, a case of cheating was registered and investigation was conducted at SOS-II, Crime Branch, Delhi. A team of Delhi Police was constituted under the supervision of ACP Dr Vikas Shyokand under the leadership of Inspector Pradeep Paliwal.
During investigation, the police team came to know that Karan’s real name was Vipin, a resident of Aligarh, UP. The crime branch laid a trap and caught Vipin on October 19 in Kanpur.