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City doctor among two arrested for conducting sex-determination tests

City doctor among two arrested for conducting sex-determination tests

New Delhi: A 60-year-old radiologist doctor and a tout were arrested in South-East Delhi's Sunlight area for allegedly conducting sex-determination tests.

Police claimed that on December 19, a joint team of PC and PNDT Delhi and PNDT Rohtak Haryana under the supervision of SDM, Defence Colony Vinod Kumar Yadav, sent a decoy lady customer at gate number 2 of Jeewan Hospital where she met the tout, identified as Kavita.

"Kavita received money from the decoy customer and other accused, identified as Dr Manoj K Ahuja, Radiologist, agreed to determine the sex of the child and received Rs. 12,000 from the customer," police said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East) Chinmoy Biswal stated that during sex determination, decoy customer gave signal and raid was conducted by the joint team. During the raid, currency notes given by the decoy customer have been recovered from the possession of both accused.

"Three ultrasound machines and some documents were taken into possession by the team. During the search of the ultrasound room, a bag was found full of the currency notes including USD, UK pound and old currency notes. The same was seized and sealed by the SDM, Defence Colony," DCP Biswal said.

The accused was attached to the hospital from the past 12 years. Ultrasound machines installed at Jeewan hospital were personal machines of the accused.

Tout Kavita was working as domestic help or maid at a child care clinic in Kanjhawala. There she came to know about illegal tests being conducted by the doctor.

"She approached doctor around 4 months ago and since then, she had provided 3-4 clients for the test. She used to take 30,000 rupees from the party and used to give 12,000 to doctor for the test," police said.

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