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Rohtak doctor held for illegal sex determination

punjab Updated: Jan 21, 2014 20:44 IST
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In yet another arrest related to the illegal abortion racket in the state, the police on Tuesday, arrested a doctor who was terminated from government service four years ago under charges of illegal sex determination.

The accused, identified as GN Aggarwal, was arrested after a raid conducted by health officials at his private nursing home near the General Hospital. The raid lasted seven hours. Aggarwal's ultrasound machine has been seized.

The team, which was led by deputy civil surgeon, Dr Kuldeep Singh, senior drug controller officer, Dr Manmohan Taneja, were allegedly alerted about Aggarwal's activities after a similar raid conducted on quacks at Sampla and Sunaria Kalan villages last week revealed his name in their diaries.

Aggarwal was terminated from his service at the health department in 2010, after he was found guilty of conducting illegal sex determination tests. After this, he had allegedly set up his nursing home where he would conduct sex determination test on patients who came as far away as Mahendergarh, Bhiwani and even Delhi.

The machine sealed by raiding team was handed over to police.

Meanwhile, in a similar case at Bahadurgah, health authorities have raided Balaji diagnostic and ultrasound center opposite General Hospital and have booked radiologist Dr Vineet Gupta, Mahesh Gupta and center director, Renu under Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique, 1994. The raiding team found serious discrepancies in the records of ultrasound of the patients, after which the machine was sealed.

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