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'Dr Horror' offered Rs 20 lakh bribe for freedom

Source: PTI
February 08, 2008 11:23 IST
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Kidney racket kingpin Amit Kumar tried to make good use of the huge amount of money that he was carrying -- by attempting to bribe the Nepal police team, which came to arrest him from a jungle resort in Chitwan district.

When the police arrested the fugitive doctor from a Sauraha-based Hotel Wildlife Camp on Thursday, the team was offered a huge amount of money to let him go.

According to a report in The Himalayan Times, the tainted doctor had pleaded with the police not to arrest him.

"I will give you Rs 20 lakh if you let me go," Kumar was quoted as saying by hotel employee Maheshwar Regmi.

The doctor was found with US$ 1,45,000, a draft for 9,35,000 Euros and some Nepalese currency in his possession.

Witnesses said that Kumar was sporting a hat and sunglasses to conceal his identity.

The wanted doctor, against whom an Interpol Red Corner Notice was issued after the massive racket with inter-state and international ramifications came to light on January 24, was brought to the Nepalese capital for interrogation today.

Ending a fortnight long manhunt, Kumar, 40, who was wanted by the police in Haryana and some other states, was nabbed from the jungle resort close to the Indian border town of Raxaul.

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