Bhubaneswar: The Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) court on Thursday allowed Laxmi Sagar Police to take the kidney racket kingpin Himanshu Bhusan Nanda on a three-day remand.
Informing the media, Bhubaneswar DCP Umashankar Dash said the police during the remand period will probe into the link of Nanda with the doctors and other persons. Apart from this, police have also served notice to some private hospitals.
The Commissionerate Police had arrested Nanda, a native of Nuapada village under Pattamundai block of Kendrapara district, from Uttara on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar on January 13. He was nabbed for duping one Pratap Mishra of Nayapalli area of Rs 5.5 lakh.
Police later received complaints from Tarulata Mishra of Laxmi Sagar and Ashok Nayak of Mancheswar who alleged that the accused has collected Rs 3.19 lakh and Rs 18.52 lakh respectively from them.
The latest victim is Alok Ranjan Chaini from whom Nanda has collected Rs 8.5 lakh.
Acting on the complaints, the Commissionerate Police on January 13 had taken Nanda on a three-day remand.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that Nanda used to collect money from the kidney patients by showing them fake documents to identify himself as a kidney donor. He was earlier working as a marketing officer in a private hospital in the city.