Two organ trafficking complaints received, 3 arrests made, says Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Vijayan said three people were arrested so far in connection with a case registered at Nedumbassery in Ernakulam district.

ByPTI

Published Jun 21, 2024 | 3:06 PM Updated Jun 21, 2024 | 3:06 PM

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday, 21 June, informed the state Assembly that the police were investigating complaints alleging that organ trafficking was taking place in the state and several arrests have been made in this connection.

Replying to a question on organ trafficking, Vijayan said three people were arrested so far in connection with a case registered at Nedumbassery in Ernakulam district.

“One complaint was lodged by a Malappuram resident alleging that two private hospitals in Ernakulam have links to international organ trading mafia. The second complaint is regarding illegal organ transplantation from Thiruvananthapuram,” he said.

Related: Kerala police arrest mastermind of international organ trafficking mafia

To issue Blue Corner Notice

In the Nedumbassery case, he said three people were arrested and the process has been initiated to issue an Interpol Blue Corner Notice for prime accused Madhu Jayakumar, who is absconding.

A 13-member police team is probing the matter.

Meanwhile, the police are probing into the illegal organ transplantation from Thiruvananthapuram, Vijayan added.

The Kerala State Commission for Women had recently sought a report from the state police on the alleged organ trading reported by the media.

As per news reports, women from weak financial backgrounds were exploited by the agents.

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