Hiranandani Hospital CEO, Doctors Arrested.
Five top doctors including the Chief Executive Officer and medical director of Mumbai’s LH Hiranandani hospital were arrested on Tuesday for alleged involvement in the kidney transplant racket that was busted by the Mumbai police last month.
Mumbai Police’s spokesperson DCP Ashok Dudhe said the five doctors were arrested late on Tuesday evening.
The arrested doctors will be produced before the 66th Court of the Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate on Wednesday.
Police sources said that they have collected the call data records of the doctors and the racket along with the hospital transplant manager Nilesh Kamble (36) who coordinated with the racket. The racket was unearthed on July 14.
The doctors—Sujit Chaterjee (CEO), Anurag Naik (Medical Director), Mukesh Shetye, Mukesh Shah and Prakash Shetty—are kept in the Powai police station and will be produced before the court.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Law & Order) Deven Bharti confirmed TOI total five doctors.
The police arrested these doctors under 12 sections of the IPC and the Transplantation of Human Organs Act. Dudhe told TOI that the police had used TOHA sections 12 (no registered medical practitioner shall undertake the removal or transplantation of any human organ unless he has explained, in such manner as may be prescribed, all possible effects, complications and hazards connected with the removal and transplantation to the donor and the recipient respectively) and section 21 (Act has been committed by a company and it is proved that the offence has been committed with the consent or connivance of, or is attributable to any neglect on the part of, any director, manager, secretary or other officer of the company, such director, manager, secretary or other officer shall also be deemed to be guilty of that offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly).