Sex selection test: Three accused sent to judicial custody


TNN |

JAIPUR: A special court for Pre-Conception, Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique (PCPNDT) of Sikar on Saturday sent three accused to 15 days of judicial custody for allegedly involved in sex selection activities.

A racket involved in sex selection activities was unearthed by health department’s PCPNDT cell by conducting decoy operation late Friday night.

The kingpin of the racket was a retired Centre’s compounder. Among the two other persons arrested were compounder’s wife and one agent.

It is the sixth such decoy operation conducted by the PCPNDT cell in Skekhawatiregion of the state in the past six months.

National health mission (NHM) mission director (state) Navin Jain said the decoy operation had been conducted on Friday night in a Raj Dental hospital in Mukundgarh. The arrested accused Ramawatar Dudi used illegal portable sonography machine for conducting sex selection test.

He said that in initial investigation it is found that the racket was active in nearby districts too including Sikar and Churu.

He said that the accused collected Rs9 lakh to Rs10 lakh every year by conducting sex selection activities. But it came as a shock for PCPNDT cell officials when they found that his wife Geeta helped him in sex selection activities. Not only his wife but other relatives are now under the scanner of the PCPNDT cell.

 

 

He said that the accused collected Rs9 lakh to Rs10 lakh every year by conducting sex selection activities. But it came as a shock for PCPNDT cell officials when they found that his wife Geeta helped him in sex selection activities. Not only his wife but other relatives are now under the scanner of the PCPNDT cell.

 

Besides, they have arrested one woman Sonu, who was allegedly acting as an agent of the couple in bringing clients for sex selection.

 

The three arrested accused were presented before the special PCPNDT court in Sikar, which sent them to 15-days judicial custody.

 

The PCPNDT cell officials are hopeful that they will get more clues from the arrested accused about sex selection activities being conducted in the Shekhawati region.

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