Accused kidney trafficker denies crime
India seeking the extradition of suspect from Nepal
Feb 09, 2008 04:30 AM
NEW DELHI–An Indian doctor whose family lives in Ontario insisted yesterday it's "absolutely wrong" for authorities to accuse him of leading an organ-transplant ring that illegally removed hundreds of kidneys, sometimes from unwilling donors.
The Indian government, however, says it is seeking the extradition of Amit Kumar, who was arrested Thursday night in Chitwan, a Nepalese jungle resort about 160 kilometres south of Kathmandu.
The Toronto Star reported this week that Kumar and his wife bought a house in Brampton last April for $610,000 and moved in. Kumar was last seen in Brampton before Christmas.
Authorities allege that up to 500 kidneys were sold to clients who travelled to India from around the world over the last nine years. Some victims were forced onto the operating table at gunpoint, while others were tricked with promises of work, police alleged last month.
But Kumar rejected the allegations.
Here is another article care of The Toronto Star about Kumar's Brampton,ON lifestyle.
Documents obtained by the Star show the couple bought the four-bedroom home on Pali Dr., in the predominantly Indian neighbourhood of Bovaird Dr. and Airport Rd., in April 2007 for $610,000
Kumar, who Indian police say is not a surgeon, was last seen in Brampton before Christmas driving a leased $65,000 Lexus 350 SUV. While some found him "standoffish," others said he seemed to be up front and candid.
Kumar told him he was going back to India to wind down his businesses, which he said included a hotel, a hospital and several clinics.
He planned to open a hotel in Canada upon his return and was going to live and work here permanently.
I am very familiar with the Brampton neighbourhood around Bovaird and Airport Rd. It is Liberal MP Dr. Ruby Dhalla's riding (Brampton-Springdale). It is home to a high concentration of Indian immigrants, so much so in fact that it is better thought of as an Indian colony as opposed to a Canadian neighbourhood. It is so overbearing that it is displacing non-Indian residents from the neighbourhood and discouraging non-Indian settlement. This is why Ruby got elected and it is why no non-Indian could ever get elected in that riding ever again. When Indian immigrants immigrate to Canada they are not really immigrating to Canada, they are immigrating to the Indian colony of Brampton-Springdale.
It is also situated on the periphery of urban sprawl thus mass immigration from India is pushing housing development further into rich southern Ontarian farmlands erasing any agricultural use and natural appreciation of that land forever. Land developers are well aware of this which is why you can see brown faces on display on outdoor advertisements announcing new phases in housing development. In other words mass immigration from India, which should be understood as middle class or upper caste immigration from India, is destroying Canada's rich agricultural and natural landscape.
That aside, what else would compel an Indian man who knew very well what he was doing was illegal to come to Canada? Is it because we have the most relaxed citizenship laws in the western world (we practically give our citizenship away)? Is it because Canada's policy of government sanctioned multiculturalism allows immigrants to call themselves Canadians without actually being Canadian? Or is it because our smug sense of Canadian moral superiority prevents us from deporting terrorists, war criminals, drug traffickers, and other criminals to their countries of origin to face justice if they face a possible death sentence even though they committed those crimes while cognizant of the legal consequences in their home countries? Has Canadian "compassion" and "tolerance" turned this country into a haven for those fleeing justice? Has Canadian immigration and citizenship turned Canada into a magnet for the world's criminals?