Karnataka HC Relief To Doctor Couple Booked Under PC PNDT Act
Clarifying that a Taluk Health officer lacks the authority for registering a complaint under section 28 of the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994, the Dharwad bench of Karnataka High Court recently provided relief to a doctor-couple based in Gokak.
The couple was booked for allegedly installing sex detection equipments in their hospital and also for not maintaining records as per the rules.
However, the High Court bench comprising of Justice M Nagaprasanna opined that the taluk health officer didn't have the authority for registering such a complaint and was quoted observing by TOI, "the complaint registered by the respondent- taluk health officer- is without doubt without jurisdiction."
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