Mumbai kidney racket: Five medicos sent to 14-day judicial custody

Mumbai: A city court on Saturday sent five doctors including the CEO of L.H. Hirandanani Hospital to judicial custody till August 26 in the illegal kidney sale and transplant racket here.

The five accused — the hospital’s CEO Sujit Chatterjee, Medical Director Anurag Naik, Prakash Shetty, Mukesh Shah and Mukesh Shetye — were produced before the court after their three-day police custody ended on Saturday.

Public Prosecutor Sudhir Sapkal told the court that police investigations were complete and they did not require the custody of the accused for further investigations.

Accordingly, the magistrate ordered the five accused — who were arrested late Tuesday night (August 9) by Powai Police — to be remanded to judicial custody till August 26.