Gender test racket busted, man held

Gender test racket busted, man held

Tribune News Service

Jhajjar, June 20

A team of district health authorities led by Civil Surgeon Randeep Singh Punia today busted a cross-border sex determination racket with the arrest of a tout in Bahadurgarh town here. The team also recovered more than Rs 2 lakh from his possession.

“We got a tip-off that a Bahadurgarh-based tout, identified as Chand Singh, was involved in a sex-determination racket. A decoy customer was sent to him who cracked a deal for Rs 70,000. Chand called the customer in Bahadurgarh in the wee hours on Saturday from where he took her to Noida in a car,” said Dr Anchal Tripathi, Deputy Civil Surgeon, Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques.

Action after tip-off

We got a tip-off that a Bahadurgarh-based tout, identified as Chand Singh, was involved in a sex-determination racket. A decoy customer was sent to him who cracked a deal for Rs70,000. —Anchal Tripathi, Deputy Civil Surgeon

“We immediately nabbed him with the help of the police. A total of Rs 2.11 lakh in cash was recovered from his car. The tout is being interrogated by the police. They will take him to Noida in the evening to nab the doctor who performed the ultrasound,” he said.

The Civil Surgeon said several more people might be engaged in the racket as another vehicle carrying some more pregnant women was also following the tout’s car in the morning. “It seems these women were also been called for a sex-determination test,” he said.

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