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Police uncover large scale organ trafficking in Punjab

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 25 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:180
  1. Sanjay Kumar
  1. New Delhi

    The police in Amritsar city in Punjab state, northern India, have unearthed what they call “the mother of all scandals in human organ trafficking in India.”

    The police have arrested several doctors, middlemen, and donors, including the alleged main player—transplant surgeon Dr Parveen Kumar Sareen, who works for Kakkar Hospital, which is run by a private charitable trust. Also arrested was Dr O P Mahajan, principal of the Government Medical …

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