Haryana health team seals clinic in Sultanpur Lodhi for sex test
Acting on a tipoff, a special team of Haryana health department sealed a private clinic in Sultanpur Lodhi for conducting sex determination tests on Saturday.punjab Updated: Aug 01, 2016 12:47 IST
Acting on a tipoff, a special team of Haryana health department sealed a private clinic in Sultanpur Lodhi for conducting sex determination tests on Saturday.
A three-member team, including medical officer Dr Pawan Chaudary, Dr Vipin Bhandari and Dr Mandeep Sachdeva raided the Amanpreet Hospital and found a lady doctor performing a sex-determination test on a woman. Following the information, Kapurthala health officials, led by Sultanpur Lodhi senior medical officer (SMO) Harpreet Kaur, also reached the spot.
On Kapurthala health department’s complaint , police have booked seven persons, including Dr Sandeep Kaur, the duty doctor of the Amanpreet Hospital under sections 420 (fraud), 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and Pre-Conception and PreNatal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, 1994.
While five persons have been arrested, two, including Dr Sandeep, is on the run.
Those arrested have been identified as Ashok Kumar, Varinder Singh, both from Ambala, Rinkal Kumar, Ravinder Pal and Shamsher Singh, all Ludhiana residents. “All five are touts and used to crack deals between the couples and the hospital doctor,” said police sources. Rinkal’s driver is among those absconding.
Harpreet said a team of Ambala health officials informed them about illegal sex determination tests being conducted at the hospital. Officials said a woman decoy was sent to the hospital by the special team and `17,000 given to Dr Sandeep Kaur by her were also recovered.