Accused in PNDT case held after 4-hr chase in Ludhiana

BAMS doc conducted sex determination tests in Gurdaspur district

Accused in PNDT case held after 4-hr chase in Ludhiana

Tribune News Service

Gurdaspur, May 21

A BAMS doctor allegedly conducting illegal sex determination tests for the past several months in and around Gurdaspur was finally arrested after the police and health officials, including Civil Surgeon Dr Kishen Chand, planned a 12-hour-long operation that included a high-speed four-hour car chase. The accused had earlier dodged the officials several times.

The car chase started from Gurdaspur and culminated in Ludhiana last evening where accused Rakesh Kumar was arrested. He has been booked under the PNDT Act, 1994, and Sections 420 and 120 of the IPC.

On Wednesday, the Civil Surgeon got information that the doctor, accompanied by a woman agent, would be touring villages in the Kahnuwan area carrying his mobile ultrasound machine.

The officials laid a trap and sent a woman in a car provided by the Civil Surgeon. The agent asked the driver to proceed towards Ludhiana oblivious to the fact that a police team and health officials were following her in two vehicles.

The agent later got suspicious and asked the driver to drive at breakneck speed. A four-hour chase followed on the Gurdaspur-Ludhiana road, which ended at the doctor’s clinic. Ludhiana health officials and the police were kept in the loop and the doctor was arrested.

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