The District Authorities have unearthered a sex determination racket and arrested eight people under the relevant sections of the PC-PNDT act. The said racket, which was operating across Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan as well as Uttar Pradesh included the gang members, gathering patients from different parts of these states and taking them to a clinic in Ghazaibad for the purpose of sex determination.
The sting operation began when the Gurgaon and Rewari officials received a tip about the same. A team of seven officials began their operation by making a decoy customer call up on the mobile that was allegedly used for the purpose and asking for an appointment. The decoy offered Rs 20,000 to the agents and on 5th of May, 2016 was taken by the members of the gang to a small private clinic in Sahibabad.
The authorities then raided the said clinic and arrested the doctors and health workers involved. During the raid they found that the machine that was used for the purpose of sex determination, was actually registered in the name of another doctor, who was not involved in the racket
“The gang never used original names of their customers, instead they used codes to identify them. Also, they never allowed customers to visit clinics in their vehicles. They used own vehicles to take patients to the Sahibabad clinic,” an official, who is part of the investigation, requesting anonymity informed the TOI.
While the officials were ready to expose the racket to the public on Sunday itself, they cancelled the organized press conference as the authorities felt that more people may have been a part of the racket, as reported by TOI.