Delhi Police busts organ trafficking racket: Two Apollo Hospital employees and three touts arrested

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organ traffickingNew Delhi: With the arrest of five persons, the South-East District Police in Delhi has busted a gang involved in illegal trade of human organs.

The Sarita Vihar police station had received information on May 30 2016 about a gang actively involved in illegal trade of human organs.
Prelimimanry investigation revealed that the members of the gang allured needy people from various parts of the country to donate their kidney in exchange of money.They also prepared forged papers including the ID proofs to establish the relationship between the Donors and the Recipients. It was further revealed that the hospital staff of Apollo Hospital were also involved in this racket.

The Recipients were charged a very high amount whereas a small amount was paid to the Donors. People from various parts of the country including West Bengal, Kanpur, Delhi, and Chennai became victims of this racket. The gang members were having their local contacts at different places across the country. They were bring the donors and recipients to Delhi and mking arrangements for their stay in Hotels to get their tests done and complete the paper work prior to the procedure.

The Police learnt that the gang had targeted two persons who were being brought to Delhi to get their tests conducted. The Police also gathered that the members of the gang would be coming to Apollo Hospital on 2 June 2016 to hold a meeting with the donor and relatives of a patient for negotiations.

Following this tipoff, two Police teams were formed, one comprising of Inspector Maninder Singh SHO/Sarita Vihar, Inspector Vijender Rana, SI Nagender, SI Sitaram, ASI Satender Kaur and constable Rakesh and the other comprising of SI Shailender, Head constables A. Ajay, Manoj, Satish Kumar, and Constables Anil Kumar, Satbir, Jai Prakash and Dilshad under the supervision of Nidhin Valsan, IPS Assistant Commissioner of Police Sarita Vihar.

A raid was conducted at the spot under the police scanner and three members of the gang Aseem Sikdar, Satya Prakash and Devashish Moulik were apprehended. Some fake Voter ID cards and Adhaar Cards along with a few photographs, were recovered from their possession. A case [FIR No. 268/16u/s 420/468/471/120-B IPC & 18/19/20 Transplant of Human Organ Act (THOA)] has been registered at the Sarita Vihar Police station in Delhi.

According to Delhi Police, the middle man used to lure the needy donor to donate kidney against payment of about Rs. 3-4 lakh. The donor was then brought to Delhi and made to stay in hotels. Medical tests of recipient and donor were conducted and once the compatibility match was done, the operation procedure was conducted in Apollo Hospital. Under the law, a detailed documentation and verification has to be done before organ transplantation:

Willingness of the donor;
Relationship of the donor withrecipient;
Proof of address/identification;
Proof of marriage;
Marriage photograph
Clearance of case by Hospital Internal Authorization Committee.

The entire procedure has to be mandatorily videographed.

The Police have found out that all mandatory documents were fraudulently made. A new set of the concerned documents were made by affixing the photo of donor showing him or her as recipient’s relative in the forged ID Card. The address and other details in the ID card remained the same as donor’s real relative. So far, 5 such cases have been detected. A large number of original files, CDs and documents have been seized.

The five persons arrested in this case are Aseem Sikdar, (37), son of Birendra Sikdar, resident of Sodepur Ghola village underVidyasagar Palli POlice station in North 24 Pargana district of West Bengal; Satya Prakash @Ashu, (30), son of Naresh Chandra Trivedi, resident of house No. 993-E, Gunjan Vihar, Barra Police station in Kanpur, UP; Devashish Moulik, (30) son of Dilip Mauli, resident of Gate Bazar village, Para Shukan Palli,under NJP outpost police station in New Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal; Aditya Singh (24) son of Akhilesh Singh resident of A-45, HRPGym, Beri Bagh, Aali Vihar, Delhi and hailesh Saxena @ Sonu (31), son of Raj Prakash Saxena, resident of A-138, Jaitpur Ext. Part – I, Badarpur

Government of India appointments

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north blockNew Delhi: The Competent Authority has approved the proposal of the Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals’ for appointment of Bharat Vidurbhai Bhagat, Dr.C.V. Jayamani, and Omprakash Mittal as Non-official Directors on the Board of Hindustan Insecticides Limited (HIL) for a period of three years.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Railways for extension in tenure of appointment of K.K. Garg, Director (Finance), IRCON International Limited from 3 November 2014 up to 30 April 2016, till the date of his superannuation.

The Seine flood and its impact on Paris

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The Seine floodParis: The River Seine in Paris has burst its banks at many places and the floodwaters in Paris are expected to rise further with the River Seine flowing 6m (20ft) above the normal level on Friday.

The swollen Seine is expected to recede from Monday, June 6

The world-famous Louvre and Orsay museums have been shut so staff can move priceless artworks to safety.

The flood forecasting service here had announced Seine vigilance “Orange” in Paris on Thursday, June 2 implying that there is a flood risk generating and large spills could have a significant impact on community life and the safety of property and people.

As the cellars of nearby districts of the Seine are likely to be flooded, people have been advised to remove valuables to safer places.

The Municipal authorities in Paris have told people to avoid going near the Seine and not to take unnecessary risks. The flood of the Seine, which affects Paris since Monday, May 30, has two characteristics: first it comes at a time of year when this type of phenomenon is rare, on the other hand the waters rose quickly -2 meters in 72 hours.

Earlier on Tuesday, the City of Paris had coordinated with the Police Department and all the operators concerned to put in place preventive measures to limit the impact on the daily lives of Parisians and the economic activities.

On Wednesday, the river banks were closed to traffic and Waterways of France suspended river traffic.

The City of Paris has decided to cancel midnight openings of Parks and Gardens this weekend, as the parks are waterlogged.
The lanes closed to traffic

The Pompidou path Mazas underground Tuileries
The section from the Garigliano bridge Bir Hakeim,
The pedestrian lane Pont-Royal Pont de l’Alma route Valhubert avoidance, under the bridge of Austerlitz (left bank)
The area under the National Bridge
The Quai de Bercy in the direction Voie Georges Pompidou / A4. The tunnel was flooded, it is closed to traffic.
The underground leading to access to the A4 (from the Interior Ring Road)

Supply of drinking water

Heavy rains in recent days and their consequences do not affect the drinking water supply of the capital, both in terms of quantity and quality. However water distributed in Paris has been reduced to half from underground sources – protected by the natural barrier of the ground – and river water (Seine and Marne). The raw water is treated in plants where water purification treatment systems are designed to cope with degraded quality of raw water, as is currently the case in thunderstorms.

It has been officially statwed that the water treatment and production capacity is fully operational and can fully meet the drinking water needs of Paris. The Eau de Paris teams have been mobilized to ensure that delivery of water in Paris is safe and sufficient!
Places closed the Parisians and Tourists

The Musée d’Orsay , the e Louvre Museum was closed to the public on Friday, June 3 to evacuate the works in reserve.

The sewer museum , the Josephine Baker swimming pool (13th) and gyms in the Square Tino Rossi (5th) are also closed to the public.