Rawalpindi - Police have failed to arrest the members of the racket involved in stealing kidney of a poor patient in the name of treatment at Al-Syed Hospital (commonly known as Kidney Hospital).

On the complaints of victim patients and under-cover police constable, a total of three cases have been registered by Morgah police against three doctors and paramedical staffers of hospital and two others who allegedly trapped the poor patients for medical treatment in the hospital. The cases were lodged under sections 334/506/419/420/337-J of Pakistan Penal Code and 10 Transplantation of Human Organ and Tissues Act 2010.

The accused were identified as Dr Khalid, Dr Zahid, Dr Tauseef, paramedical staffers and the two agents Azhar Mehmood and Ghulam Shabbir. However, despite passage of three days, police could not arrest even a single accused involved in inhuman act of kidneys stealing, sources informed The Nation yesterday.

According to sources, Morgah police have registered three separate cases against the doctors and their accomplices on complaints of Muhammad Waris, a victim patient, and Detective Foot Constable (DFC) Babar Ali, who works under-cover. They said that the police seem unserious in arresting the fleeing accused who have been involved in kidneys’ stealing for the last many years.

Waris in an FIR lodged with the Morgah police said he got his left arm damaged in a clash a few years ago and had been facing problems in his routine life. He said three men from his native town came to his residence and told him that they knew a senior doctor who could operate upon his arm to restore it to its original shape. He said the three men then took him to Al-Syed Hospital in Morgah.

“I was introduced to a doctor who asked for some medical tests and later admitted me to the hospital for the operation on my arm.” The complainant said he knew only after regaining consciousness that one of his kidneys had been stolen during the operation. The police registered an FIR and launched an investigation into the case.

Source said that the business of kidney stealing has been running since long in the hospital but the government and health ministry are not taking action against the doctors and management of Al-Syed Hospital.

Station House Officer (SHO) Police Station (PS) Morgah Malik Kausar, when contacted, said that police could not arrest any accused so far. He said that a special team has been constituted which is carrying raids at different places to arrest the fleeing accused.

Meanwhile, the 15-year-old girl whose dead body was recovered from Gulbahar Colony on Friday last had allegedly been raped by a man before poisoning her to death, according to contents of FIR lodged with police yesterday.

However, the doctors have dispatched the body samples of the girl to Punjab Forensic Lab, Lahore, for examination. According to details, Saddar Bairooni police lodged a murder case against a man, woman and their other accomplices on application of mother of deceased girl and started investigation.

Samina Bibi, a local lodged a complaint with police station Saddar Bairooni that she got information from police about the death of her daughter.

She added that her daughter was trapped by a man namely Sajid who lured her for job. He took her to a house located in street number 1 of Gulbahar Colony where he raped her, she said. She said that Sajid’s sister was also partner in the crime. The applicant said her daughter was poisoned to death by Sajid, his sister and their other family members to hide their sin. She appealed police to register a case against the accused and arrest them.

Police have lodged a case against the accused under section 302/34 and started investigation.

Meanwhile, CPO Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi placed ASI Ikram Ul Haq under suspension and lodged a case against him under section 155-C of Police Order 2002. The cop was later arrested. Ahsan Tanvir Kiyani, Chowky In-charge Gulzar-e-Quaid, in his complaint stated that ASI Ikram ul Haq on information took the girl Nisha into custody from a public park and later did not bring the recovery of the girl into notice of his high-ups. He added that the ASI handed over the girl to a watchman of housing society instead of searching her family members or shifting her to woman police station. He said that ASI showed sheer negligence in his duty and a case should be lodged against him. Airport police booked the ASI and arrested him.

A police officer, upon contacting, said that police have been carrying out raids to arrest the killers. He said that accused is a milkman and also runs a shop in Gulbahar Colony.