Gurgaon: A quack and three other persons have been booked on charges of sex determination of the foetus.
The health department officials on Friday conducted a raid at a rented accomodation in Ghaziabad and nabbed the four men following a tip-off.
A case has been registered against the doctor and his three accomplices under Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, 1994 and Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 in Gurgaon.
The chief medical officer of Gurgaon had received the information about a nexus of people conducting sex determination of foetus in Ghaziabad.
“Our team’s decoy pregnant woman was contacted by the gang. She was asked to pay Rs 22,000 for the process. She informed about the development to the health department. Our team nabbed the quack and three others and recovered an ultrasound machine. The gang used to charge Rs 20,000 to 30,000 from people in Gurgaon,” said Dr Virender Yadav, CMO, Gurgaon.
He added that a quack used to conduct the test with the help of a potable ultrasound machine.