A 1992-batch Uttar Pradesh-cadre IPS officer, Amitabh Thakur, who is posted as has presented an application to police station Gomti Nagar, Lucknow for registration of FIR in an alleged Kidney racket.
Thakur's friend Pratik
jain from Noida, had sent him a message on Facebook
that some person
is contacting him for sale of kidney for which he would get 3.5-4
lakh rupees, for which he needed a Passport. That person gave the
complete details of the bank account where money would be transacted.
Thakur, who is posted as the Inspector General of Police (Civil Defence), also talked to
that person on phone who told him that he would get around 3 lakhs
for his kidney. For this he will have to come to Pune
and from there
to Iran, the entire arrangement being made at that person's end. That
person asked Thakur about his age and passport and told him that the
money will be given in advance.
The person also told
Thakur that since the latter's age is slightly on upper hand (45),
hence it will take around 10 days to get a receptor but if Thakur had
a young person in contact, his kidney can be sold immediately.
Thakur has presented
these facts to PS Gomtinagar where he has said that prima-facie it
seems to be an offence under sections 270, 336, 403, 413, 414, 420,
467, 468, 511 IPC along with 19, The Transplantation of Human Organs
Act 1994. He has spoken to the SHO and the SSP Lucknow. However, the
FIR has not been registered so far.