A local court on Saturday sent a doctor and two women touts, arrested for allegedly conducting prenatal sex determination tests, to judicial custody till February 18.
The additional chief judicial magistrate rejected the bail applications of the accused -- Dr Abdul Rahim Ansari (41), a sonologist, and Rukmani Devi (40) and Parwati Panchal (40), and sent them to judicial custody, said Sita Ram, the circle in-charge of the PCPNDT Bureau of Investigation.
The trio were arrested on Friday from a private ultrasonography centre at Khogate Road in Bundi, Naveen Jain, mission director of state medical and health and preconception and prenatal diagnostic techniques (PCPNDT) said in a release.
A sonography machine, along with some documents, was also seized, he said.
During investigation, it was found that Rukmani Devi, a nurse at Kota Heart Institute, used to send pregnant women to the ultrasonography centre along with Parwati Panchal.
The role of the proprietors of sonography centre Dr Juned and Idris are also being investigated, Jain had said.