Man detained after live-in partner alleges rape

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, May 09, 2013

A 25-year-old pregnant woman on Wednesday lodged a case against her live-in partner, accusing him of raping her and then forcing her to undergo an abortion.


The matter was reported at the west Delhi’s Madipur police station with the police identifying the accused as one Rajesh, who works in a private company.

According to a police officer, Rajesh has been detained and was being questioned in connection with the allegations leveled against him by the woman, who is seven months pregnant. The couple was in a live-in relationship for the past three years, he said.


Investigation into the case revealed that the woman met Rajesh three years ago and became friends.

They started liking each other and fell in love after which they decided to live together at Rajesh’s house.

“The woman has alleged that Rajesh established physical relationship with her by promising to marry her. Seven months ago, the woman became pregnant and she began pressuring Rajesh for marriage. But Rajesh tried to put off the issue by giving her false assurances,” said the police officer.

A few weeks ago, the officer said, Rajesh asked her to abort the child after the couple had an argument. The arguments continued for several days but on Tuesday, when the victim sensed that Rajesh won’t marry her, she made a call to the police.



BMC seals 4 USG machines in 2 days

Pratibha Masand | TNN

Mumbai: Following a check on medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) and sonography centres, BMC’s survey teams have sealed four ultrasound machines over the past two days.

They sealed the machines after they found two centres on Wednesday and two on Thursday flouting the
rules under the PCPNDT Act. “On Thursday, we sealed a USG machine in Kurla and another in Malad. In Kurla, the doctor was not
registered, while in  Malad, the machine  was not registered,” said
BMC’s executive health officer Dr Anil Bandiwadekar. “On Wednesday too, we sealed a machine in Dadar as no proper record was maintained. The same day, we found another USG machine in Andheri (E) that was not registered,” said Dr Asha Advani of BMC’s PCPNDT cell.
The civic crackdown started on Wednesday, when the BMC formed 24 teams; each team, comprising an assistant medical officer, a post-partum specialist, a gynaecologist or paediatrician and an NGO member, has been assigned to each ward. Bandiwadekar said the teams had been told they should not harass the centre officials unnecessarily. “They are supposed to check that the doctor concerned, the
machine and the centre      are registered and all the related papers are in place,” he said. “If the centres have minor faults, we will send them notices, asking them to plug the holes. We are      sealing only those machines where the centers are flouting major rules.”
The teams visited around 70 centres across the city on the first day of the campaign; there are 400 MTP and 1,339 sonography centres in Mumbai. Bandiwadekar said once all the data are collected from the centres in Mumbai district, they would be compiled and submitted to the state government.

‘Act against illegal units’

Sandeep Ashar | TNN

Mumbai: Even as the state public health department sought legal opinion on the feasibility of banning all standalone sonography units in the state, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan said on Thursday he did not favour a blanket ban.
Chavan said his government had no plan to “trouble” legal sonography centres. “Action will be taken only ag-ainst those where sex determinations and illegal abortions are conducted,” he said. The CM hinted that a strategy to tackle the menace could emerge following a meeting of public health department officials with representatives of the Indian Medical Association, Maharashtra Medical Council and representatives of various medical streams on Friday. The CM plans to discuss the matter with health ministry.
Chavan said the “Silent Observer” model was being considered. Under the model, USG devices of a district will be linked to main servers and radiologists will have to file details of tests. Chavan said, “A balance has to be struck bet-ween a patient’s privacy and the right to curb misuse.”

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.

Mukhbir Yojna scripts a success story in state

JAIPUR: The Mukhbir Yojna, which was launched in January to intensify the fight against sex selection, has now started paying dividends. In one of its major achievements, a doctor was caught red-handed for alleged involvement in sex determination in Jaipur‘s Vaishali Nagar area on Wednesday.

An official of the Pre-conception and pre natal diagnostic techniques (PCPNDT) cell said, “The Mukhbir Yojna has started showing results as we are getting tip offs on illegal practices. The doctor who was caught red-handed was an outcome of the Mukhbir Yojna.”

The government introduced the Yojna under which a person providing confirmed information about the involvement of a doctor or a medical staff in sex determination will get a reward of Rs 25,000. A reward of equal prize money has also been set aside for those who can give information about unregistered and illegal sonography machines.

The official said a day before the raid (on Tuesday), the PCPNDT cell received information about the doctor’s involvement in sex determination.

( How long will this work , thats the question )

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