Beed police arrest licencee of Sanap hospital


, TNN | Jun 6, 2012, 05.32AM IST

AURANGABAD: The Beed police on Wednesday arrested Shrihari Lahane, father-in-law of medical practitioner Shivaji Sanap, who was arrested on Saturday for allegedly performing abortions on three women and making his employees dump two female foetuses. The other foetus was buried by relatives of one of the women.

Lahane is a medical practitioner and the licencee of Sanap hospital. Deputy superintendent of police (Beed) Vidyanand Kale told the TOI, “Lahane was arrested on Wednesday and will be made a co-accused in the case.”

“The administration issued a notice to Sanap on Tuesday, asking him to reply within 24 hours why his hospital should not be sealed under section 133 of the CrPC,” Beed sub-divisional magistrate Ganesh Nirahali told TOI on Wednesday.

The Beed district administration also initiated the process to seal the hospital which is owned by Sanap on Tuesday. The district magistrate and the sub-divisional magistrate are empowered to seal hospital premises to avoid unlawful obstruction or nuisance after receiving a report from a police officer.

The administration had sealed another hospital in Beed on Tuesday for functioning without a licence. During a search for suspects involved in dumping of foetuses, Beed civil surgeon Gauri Rathod found Bhagwan hospital being run illegally, by Madhav Sanap.

“Following a complaint lodged by Rathod, police had conducted an inquiry and then requested us to seal the hospital. We issued a notice to Sanap. His reply was unsatisfactory,” Nirahali said.

Shivaji Sanap and two of his women employees, Lata Jogdand and Manisha Jawale, were arrested on Saturday in connection with the abortion and subsequent dumping of the female foetuses. On the following day, the husband and father of a woman were held for burying a foetus in their home. On Monday, the father of an unmarried woman and her boyfriend were also arrested.

In another case, a pharmacist working at a pharmacy owned by Priya Sanap, wife of Shivaji Sanap, was arrested on Tuesday for stocking abortion drugs.

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