Man gets one year in jail for selling sex selection kit online


According to the state’s counsel, advocate Amarjeet Chhillar, this is the first case filed under the provisions of PC & PNDT Act in the country.

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Written by Sandali Tiwari | Gurgaon |

In an expeditiously-tried case against the sale and marketing of online sex selection kits, the Gurgaon district court has convicted a man for selling sex selection kits online.

The court sentenced the accused, Sanjay Khatana, to one-year imprisonment and directed him to pay a fine of Rs 5,000 under the Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Test Act (PC & PNDT).  Khatana was arrested in September 2014 in Gurgaon for using his website to sell sex selection kits to couples in Haryana and Punjab.

According to the state’s counsel, advocate Amarjeet Chhillar, this is the first case filed under the provisions of PC & PNDT Act in the country.

On September 2, 2014 an FIR was lodged under Section 6A, 3A, 22(1), 22(2), 22(3) and 23 of PC & PNDT Act in City police station, Gurgaon, against the accused.

A team of officials from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Gurgaon, National Health Mission and Health department was constituted under Gurgaon Chief Medical Officer Pushpa Bishnoi. The team arranged a trap by engaging a decoy customer to order two of the kits worth Rs 12,000. The accused was arrested when he came to deliver the kits.

Drug control officer Amandeep Chauhan said, “Khatana was nabbed on Jharsa Road in an undercover operation conducted by a joint team of the Health department and FDA. Two sex selection kits were seized from him.”

Further investigation revealed that the accused sold these kits from his office based in Delhi and had already sold 70 sex selection kits for Rs 6,000 each.

Khatana used to target couples who wanted a male child. After getting an order, he used to send them the drug kit, ‘BGC Boy Guide’, through courier.

Subsequently, a raid was conducted at the office premises of the accused at Lawrence Road, Delhi. Khatana was convicted on May 16 but the quantum of punishment was decided by the court of Justice Varsha Jain on Tuesday.

– See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/man-gets-one-year-in-jail-for-selling-sex-selection-kit-online/#sthash.ZtZ4JppG.dpuf

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