The police today issued lookout notices against seven people, including doctors, allegedly involved in the kidney transplant racket here.
A special team has also been formed to look into the case after it emerged that it may have international links.
Police sources here said that illegally removed kidneys at the Gangotri Charitable Hospital were being given to affluent persons from Gulf countries like Oman in return for hefty sum.
Director General of Police Anil Raturi admitted the possibility of the racket having international links but said the investigation was still under way and a clear picture would emerge only after probe was over.
A special team headed by SP (Rural) Sarita Dobhal has been constituted to look into the case in view of its seriousness, the DGP said.
Dehradun SSP Nivedita Kukreti said lookout notices have been issued against a total of seven persons, including two doctors of the hospital, and the man who ran the facility after taking it on lease.
The lookout notices had been sent to all airports so that the accused do not flee the country, the SSP said.
One person has been arrested in connection with the case so far but police teams have been dispatched to several places to nab hospital staff and other people who could be involved in the racket.
Preliminary investigations have revealed that Dr Amit and his son were operating the racket, said the DGP.
The role of the hospital owner, who had given it on lease to the accused, was also being investigated, Raturi said.
After the racket was unearthed yesterday, the police swiftly arrested a mediator, Javed Khan of Mumbai, from the forests surrounding Lal Tappad.
Javed was involved in negotiating the deal with the alleged donors on behalf of the hospital.
The racket was unearthed when two persons from Kolkata, whose kidneys (one each) had been removed at the hospital, were being sent to Delhi, without being paid the amount they had been promised.
The two persons whose kidneys were removed were Krishna Das and Sheikh Taj Ali.
The other two female donors—Sushma from Kolkata and Mauji Bhai from Gujarat—were waiting at the hospital for their kidneys to be removed in return for money.
However, the police came to know about the racket before they could be operated upon, the SSP said. — PTI