Sat, Feb 16 11:15 PM
New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Saturday went on a hasty damage control mode after evidence of involvement of their personnel in the multi-crore kidney racket came to light and suspended Inspector Ramesh Khatri on allegations of negligence.
Seven officers junior to him were found to be accepting bribes of nearly Rs 20 lakh to let off one of the accused in the case, Dr Upendra
One of the policemen, ASI Ravinder Singh, was arrested on Friday from Faridabad in Haryana while six others are absconding.
The CBI on Saturday conducted fresh raids on the house and clinic of Upendra in Faridabad.
According to the police, a seven-member special staff team of Central Delhi district led by ASI Ravinder picked up Dr Upendra from Gurgaon (some time before he was formally arrested) and from there he was taken to New Delhi Railway Station.
Upendra was made to call Dr Amit who was told to bring money so that Dr Upendra would be released.
From there, he was taken to the Special Staff Office at Kamla Market and finally to Connaught Place where the money was delivered to the policemen and Upendra was released.
The murky role of the Delhi Police emerged during the interrogation of Upendra's driver, Harpal. However, no action was taken against any policeman who was named by the driver.
The police was evasive when asked about the possible involvement of higher ranked officers.