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Kolkata: A youth hailing from Khardah in North 24-Parganas has been arrested in Kolkata for allegedly being involved in kidney transplant racket.

Suman Sinha alias Samir was picked up by a night patrol team of Purba Jadavpur police station when he was found loitering about a private nursing home at Mukundapur on EM Bypass in the city last night.

Following overnight questioning, the cops found out that Suman had assured arranging kidney for several individuals in need of kidney transplant. He had collected a token amount of Rs 1,300 each from them.

The revelation made the police to arrest the youth today. He has been charged with criminal breach of trust, cheating, criminal intimidation, and criminal conspiracy. Questioning him, police have learned about another youth involved in the racket and are hunting from him.