Rajasthan: In an inter-state decoy operation, the Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Cell (PCPNDT) cell has busted a active sex determination and illegal abortion racket in Jaipur and Agra.
A lady doctor, a nurse and two middlemen were allegedly involved in the racket. Along with booking the doctor, nurse and two middlemen, police has also seized a sonography machine and Rs 30,000 cash.
“The accused were identified as Dr Vidhya Gupta(55), Manorama(44) and two middlemen including Ramkishor Yadav(44) and Prabhu Dayal,” a senior officer of PCPNDT cell of the department told TOI.
The said crime came into light when after Ram Kishore, a resident of Itimad-ud-daula and compounder at a private hospital in Rajasthan, and agent Prabhu Dayal of Dholpur district in Rajasthan were arrested. Post this,the PC-PNDT officials made a plan to bust the racket and a decoy pregnant lady was taken by an agent to the nursing home for a sex determination test. The PCPNDT officials then raided the nursing home and busted the racket.
“Both Kishore and Dayal used to bring patients from Dholpur to Agra for the sex determination,” said an official.
Speaking with TOI, the officials informed, “The accused were identified as Dr Vidhya Gupta(55), Manorama(44) and two middlemen including Ramkishor Yadav(44) and Prabhu Dayal.”
The PCPNT officials also claimed that the accused doctor was involved in the illegal activity more than a decade, “Prior to opening the facility, she performed sex determination tests (SDTs) in her home. For SDTs and illegal abortions, she charged Rs 60,000, sharing 50% of the money between nurse Manorma and two of her agents.”
“This is the fifth racket busted by the state PCPNDT cell in Uttar Pradesh. A total of 13 interstate SDT cases have been detected,” Appropriate authority (PCPNDT), Naveen Jain said.
All the accused were charged under the the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 and Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, 1994.