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A Delhi court on Sunday remanded Dr Amit Kumar, alleged kingpin in the kidney transplant racket, to CBI custody till 22nd February. Forty-year-old Kumar was produced at the residence of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjeev Jain here amidst tight security. Seeking Kumar's remand, CBI said that his custodial interrogation was necessary to unravel the national and international ramifications of the racket. No media person was present during the remand proceedings at the judge's house in Ghulabi Bagh in north Delhi. Kumar, who was arrested from a jungle resort in Nepal on 8th February, was deported to India on Saturday evening. CBI has charged him under various sections of the IPC including 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapon), 342 (wrongful confinement), 420 (cheating) and 120B (criminal conspiracy). Kumar has also been booked under Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994. If convicted, he may face a jail term up to 10 years.
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