Aadhaar-based kidney racket busted in AP

Aadhaar-based kidney racket busted in AP

Aadhaar-based kidney racket busted in AP

The ghost of kidney racket mafia has returned to Palnadu region of Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh after years, with middlemen using Aadhaar cards as their main weapon to encourage illegal trade of the vital organ.

Police registered a case against unknown persons, who have so far sold three kidneys to renal patients from donors not related to them, with the help of morphed Aadhaar cards.

According to Narsaraopet town Circle  Inspector Sivaprasad, the police got a wind of the kidney racket through a vigilant tehsildar of Narsaraopet.

Vijayajyothi Kumari found out that  a photo in an Aadhaar card submitted for a family member certificate by one Ravuri Ravi was not matching with that of the records.

The applicant mentioned that he is willing to donate his kidney to his relative, Sivanageswara Rao, a resident of Chandramouli Nagar in Guntur.  

The police used a mobile-based app  and found out that the photo belonged to one Mudavat Venkateswara Naik, who is in no way related to the patient.

A police team then stopped the fourth kidney transplant by the mafia before it could take place.


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