In a joint operation, health officials from Jind, Rohtak and Karnal have busted a sex-determination racket and arrested three people from Gagsina village in the district.
With help of a decoy customer, a raid was conducted at a cow shed in the village and three people were arrested with a mobile ultrasound machine.
The accused were identified as Santro Devi and Parvesh Kumar of Jind and Balwan Singh of Gagsina. However, the main accused, Pawan of Jatipur village of Panipat district, and his agent Vinod of Safidon of Jind managed to flee.
Talking to Hindustan Times, Karnal civil surgeon Sant Lal Verma said health officials in Rohtak and Jind had got a tip-off about the sex-determination racket. They laid a trap and the decoy customer approached Safidon-based agents Parvesh and Vinod Kumar.
The agents told her that Pawan, who had the ultrasound machine, had got agreed to conduct the test at `22,000. They called the customer at Panipat then took her to a cow shed in Gagsina.
The police and health officials were tracking them. The doctor agreed to conduct the sex-etermination test and the agents took the money from the woman. They took the woman to the cow shed of Balwan Singh in the village, where health officials conducted the raid with the help of police and arrested the accused with `15,000.
However, Pawan and Vinod managed to flee. Civil surgeon Verma said the accused had a mobile ultrasound machine, which had been seized.
Munak police post in-charge Kuldeep Singh said the three accused had been booked under the PCPNDT Act.