By Randeep Ramesh in New Delhi
Police arrested five people, including a doctor, in the suburbs of Delhi early this morning for allegedly removing kidneys from young men without their permission and selling them to wealthy patients.
The illegal organ transplant trade was being run from a private hospital in Gurgaon, just outside Delhi. News reports claimed that at least 500 kidneys had been illegally transplanted.
Gurgaon's police commissioner, Mahender Lal, said a doctor, identified only as Upendra, ran the clinic from a private house.