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PNDT: MBBS Doctor takes Rs 7000 for sex determination, arrested


PNDT: MBBS Doctor takes Rs 7000 for sex determination, arrested

The doctor took Rs 7,000 for sex determination and disclosed the gender of the unborn baby, police said adding he was apprehended.

Telangana: A sex determination racket has been busted near here and a doctor arrested in this connection, police said Sunday.  Telangana Police conducted a joint operation with its ‘She Team’ wing on Sunday to bust the racket.

‘SHE Teams’ is a division of Telangana Police to ensure enhanced safety and security of women.

A team comprising health and police officials carried out a decoy operation at a private scanning centre in Ibrahimpatnam on January 8 and arrested a doctor for allegedly conducting prenatal sex determination examination with the help of a mediator, they said.

Speaking to ANI, Mahesh M Bhagwat, Rachakonda Police Commissioner said, “Ibrahimptnam Police and She team Rachakonda assisted District Medical and Health officer in a decoy operation on Prathyusha Scanning centre, Ibrahimpatnam and arrested one MBBS doctor by name Katta Nanda Kishore who was conducting illegal prenatal sex determination examination.”

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Based on credible information that prenatal sex determination tests were conducted illegally on pregnant ladies at the scanning centre, a 6-month pregnant woman was taken for sex determination test, as a decoy, to the centre, they added.

The doctor took Rs 7,000 for sex determination and disclosed the gender of the unborn baby, police said adding he was apprehended.

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The ultrasound scanning machine, scanner print machine, computer monitor, laptop computer, one CPU, Zel liquid tin and scanning rolls were seized from the centre.

A probe further revealed that Kishore was running the centre from the past three years with the help of the mediator Jangaiah.

Sex determination is a violation of PC-PNDT act

Source: with inputs
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