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KANPUR: One extra accused was arrested on Monday in connection with the global kidney racket busted within the town on February 17, taking the whole number of arrests within the case to 10.

The 10th accused, Junaid Ahmed Khan, a resident of Lucknow, was arrested from Andha Quan in Barra space of the city within the morning.

Inspector Barra Atul Kumar Srivastava mentioned, “Junaid is a resident of Lucknow. He had once donated his kidney and was all for arranging donors and counselling them prior to their kidney transplant and in addition helped them arrange pretend IDs.”

“Junaid has instructed us that he was into the racket since 2011. His Lucknow-based buddy Gaurav Misra, who has been already arrested, had taken him to a hospital in Jalandhar the place his kidney was extracted. While Junaid got only Rs three.50 lakh for his kidney, Gaurav had pocketed Rs 10 lakh. Since then, Junaid got involved into the racket and was once arrested by means of the Punjab police in 2015,” he added.

“Junaid was arrested within the morning as of late (Monday) from town’s Andha Quan space in Barra,” the Inspector mentioned. Juniad had to start with labored at a Call Centre in Lucknow.

Gaurav and 8 others have already been arrested and despatched to jail.

The global kidney racket was busted within the town on February 17 with the arrest of Gaurav of Lakhimpur Khiri; T Rajkumar Rao of Kolkata; Shailesh Saxena of Badarpur, New Delhi; Saboor Ahmad of Kakori, Lucknow; Vicky Singh of Panki; Kanpur and Shamshad Ali of Chowk, Lucknow have already been arrested. Later, on March 2 two extra individuals — Ramu Pandey and Shyam Tiwari were arrested within the town.

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