On May 6 that the Punjagutta police had busted the kidney scam at Karkhana-based Hindu Clinic owned by Dr Chada and arrested two brokers Rajendra Prasad and Venkata Ramana. The arrested persons had confessed to luring the poor and needy from various parts of the state to sell their kidneys in Hyderabad. Citing too little evidence, the police kept the arrest of Dr Chada in abeyance and he was finally arrested on May 16 under Section 18 and 19 of the Human Organ Transplant Act 1994 for an “attempt” to buy and sell organs and under Section 420 of the IPC for cheating.
Two days after his arrest in the kidney racket case, nephrologist Dr Ramesh Chada has secured a bail and is a free man now. While a section of the medical fraternity termed this latest development in the sensational case as unfortunate, for others it did not come as a surprise. Even this case would be swept under the carpet just like numerous other organ trafficking cases that had come to light in the past.