Gaurav Gogoi apprises WB CM on Assam Kidney trade racket

Guwahati: Member of Parliament Gaurav Gogoi has written a letter to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seeking an inquiry on the allegations that an organ trade racket related to Assam has links to a hospital in West Bengal.

In the letter, Gogoi wrote that he wanted to bring the WB Chief Minister’s notice on the recent incident where it was alleged that a kidney trade racket has taken place in Assam with certain links to Bengal.

He added, “As per media reports from different corners of Assam, several people have been victimized by the human organ trafficking racket. As per villagers’ statement, the racket targeted villagers who were under financial distress under the pretext of paying them about 3-4 lakh rupees in exchange for the kidney.”

Gogoi further in his letter claimed that the links of the racket have been traced to Kolkata as per the reports. “According to an established newspaper, all activities happened at the Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Kolkata”, he added.

The letter further added that the pandemic has pushed people further into poverty and paved the way for such abominable instances.
Gogoi added, “In the hour of grief, we must stand in solidarity with the victims. Remaining committed to the protection of our people, we must send out a strong message to reflect our commitment to the aggrieved. Therefore, I humbly request you to instruct the police to initiate an inquiry and verify the substance of these media allegations.”

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