Rawalpindi - police registered a case against a doctor for allegedly stealing kidney of a female patient during operation at his private medical centre.

police booked Dr Fazal Elahi, a surgeon, who runs Pak Khaleej Medical Centre on Saidpur Road, under section 334/34 of PPC on complaint of Wahab Khan, son of the victim lady.

However, the doctor could not be arrested while police held a dispenser from his clinic located on the Saidpur Road, sources informed yesterday.

According to him, a citizen Abdul Wahab Khan son of Mazhar Hussain, resident of Mohala Kocha Khadim Hussain Dhoke Khaba, appeared before the police Station Banni officials and lodged an application stating he brought his sick mother Fahmida Bibi to a private clinic where a doctor Fazal Elahi examined the patient and conducted her medical tests.

He added the doctor diagnosed stones in left kidney of his mother and suggested an operation for removing the stones. He said the doctor carried out surgery of his mother but her condition got deteriorated.

Later, he said, the doctor referred her to Quaid-e-Azam International Hospital at Golra Mor. He said the doctors at QAIH revealed that left kidney of his mother was missing and admitted her in the ICU where she was battling for life. He said Dr Fazal Elahi hurled threats of dire consequences at him. Abdul Wahab Khan requested police to register a case against the doctor and take legal action against him. police lodged an FIR against the doctor and started investigation.

Dr Fazal Elahi, during his talk with media, denied the allegations levelled by the applicant and said he removed kidney of the patient only after the permission of her heirs. He said that he also told the heirs of the 60-year-old lady that her kidney was damaged badly and had to remove for her survival. “The family permitted me for removing kidney and now they are accusing me of stealing the kidney ,” he claimed.

Sources told The Nation that police picked up a dispenser from Pak Khaleej Medical Centre during a raid and shifted him to the police station. SP Rawal Malik Muhammad Iqbal was not available for his official version.