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Indian Professor Denied Passport

The suspects allegedly lured a 22-year old student to sell to them one of his kidneys in return for Shs200 million and a posh house in Entebbe, which promises never materialized and yet his kidney was taken.
24 Sep 2013 12:34

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Buganda Road Court has rejected an application sought to release a passport of Prof Vasudev Chaturvedi, the Vice president of Krishna Institute of Medical Services in India who is accused of trading human organs.

 

Presiding Chief Magistrate Olive Kazaarwe, rejected the application and expressed fear that the Prof may not return to court to face trial. She described this, as a unique case, where the suspect is required to answer the charges against him in person.

 

As an option, Magistrate Olive Kazaarwe asked Chaturvedi to deposit in court something of value that could compel him to return and face trial. But still he failed to do so on grounds that he does not possess any property in Uganda.

 

Prof Chaturvedi was seeking for the release of his detained passport to enable him travel back to India for specialised treatment. He however, did not name the illness that he wanted to treat though the magistrate said the illness he is facing can as well be treated locally here in Uganda.

 

He is jointly charged with two others; Christopher Ogwal, a Makerere University student and UPDF soldier, Lt Col John Kundu Wangusi.

 

They face charges of aggravated human trafficking, which charges they deny. The suspects allegedly lured a 22-year old student; Mathias Ssekyewa to sell to them one of his kidneys in return for Shs200 million and a posh house in Entebbe, which promises never materialized and yet his kidney was taken.

 

Prosecution alleges that the accused and others still at large, between the month of March and June 2012, between Kampala and Entebbe in Uganda and Krishna Institute of Medical Science in India, organized preparations for sending Ssekyewa to India for purpose of removal of his kidney.

 

Court adjourned the matter till November 14 for mention as inquiries are still ongoing.

 

 

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