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08 February 2008

Nepalese Police arrest Doctor at centre of Indian illegal transplants investigation

A man believed to be behind hundreds of illegal kidney transplants in India and the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notices has been arrested by police in Nepal.

Amit Kumar, who is wanted by Indian authorities for criminal conspiracy, cheating and illegal transplanting of kidneys was arrested on Thursday evening and transferred to Kathmandu on Friday. Police are still searching for Kumar’s accomplice, Jeevan Rawat.

There are currently nearly 14,000 INTERPOL Red Notices, or international wanted persons notices in circulation. In 2007, police around the world arrested nearly 600 individuals who were the subject of a Red Notice.