Kidney racket : Explain why Dr Amit was deported, SC asks govt

Kathmandu, February 20:

The Supreme Court today issued show cause notices to the government authorities demanding explanation as to why Dr Amit Kumar, leader of the gang allegedly involved in trade in human kidneys, was deported to India without being prosecuted here in Nepali courts.

A single bench of Justice Ram Kumar Prasad Shaha issued show cause notices to the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet and the Ministry of Home Affairs demanding written explanation on the issue in 15 days.

The court order came as a response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by advocate Subodh Man Napit.

In his petition, Napit had challenged deportation of the doctor who was arrested from Chitwan on February 7 on the basis of the Red Corner notice issued by the Interpol.

The petitioner had demanded the apex court’s order to the authorities to make public the reasons why the government authorities handed him over to the Indian authorities.

Police, while arresting him at Chitwan, had seized a large amount of foreign currency from Dr Kumar. Possession of foreign currency is an illegal act and the petitioner claimed that Dr Kumar’s deportation without prosecuting him in Nepal was an illegal act on the part of the government.