Undated Interpol handout photo of Amit Kumar, wanted by Interpol as the alleged ringleader of India's kidney-transplant factory.From Sify News:
Brampton, Ontario: Amit Kumar, the brain behind the multi-million-dollar kidney scam, will lose his permanent resident status in Canada once he is convicted of organ trafficking.
"Canadian law is very specific about that. Once you are convicted of human organ trafficking, or any serious crime, you are out," Sheetal Jhuti, immigration director of Mississauga-based ICAN Inc, told IANS.
She said Kumar, nicknamed 'Dr Horror', will lose his Canadian status even if the crime has been committed outside Canada.
He might also come under the scanner for his financial transfers to Canada, she added.
However, there are no clues about `Dr Horror' being in Canada. His Pali Drive residence in the Toronto suburb of Brampton, where his wife and two young sons live, looked empty on Tuesday.
No one answered the doorbell, and residents were tightlipped about their infamous neighbours. Phone calls met with this response on the answering machine: ‘At the customer's request, the service has been temporarily cancelled.'
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), meanwhile, said it continues to work with the Indian authorities in the case.
"We are in communication with Indian authorities on this issue and Interpol-Ottawa is extending them all assistance," said RCMP officer Sylvie Tremblay said on the phone from Ottawa.
At this stage, she said, it was an Indian investigation and various Canadian law enforcement agencies were involved in assisting them.
Refusing to speculate whether Kumar could be in Canada, she said Interpol-Ottawa was working on the red alert issued by Interpol-New Delhi.
Former Canadian Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh said, "It is absolutely tragic to allow people to run trade in human organs. Buying and selling of human organs is inhumane and unethical," he said. Read the complete article.
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