The police is finding out details about a courier company that used to send medicines to Khidrapure.
Mumbai: The Kolhapur police has arrested a medicine supplier in connection with its probe into the illegal abortion and sex determination tests conducted by Dr Babasaheb Khidrapure.
Khidrapure was arrested after a 26-year-old pregnant woman died during the abortion conducted on her at his hospital and the police later, on March 5, found 19 foetuses at a spot adjoining it. Meanwhile, the Maharashtra Council of Homeopathy has revoked Khidrapure’s registration.
Dr Dipali Kale, deputy superintendent, told The Asian Age, “The Sangli police on Wednesday arrested Bharat Gatagat, a medicine supplier from Sangli. He has been given five days’ custody by the Miraj Court. The police is finding out details about a courier company that used to send medicines to Khidrapure, as informed by Gatagat. Till now, the police has arrested 12 people including three doctors, four agents, two assistants of Dr Khidrapure, two medicine providers and Pravin Jamdade — the husband of the deceased, Swati Jamdade. The police has detained one more doctor from Shirol taluka of Sangli after receiving information about his involvement in the cross-border foeticide racket.”
The police during the investigation came to know that Khidrapure had thrown all the medicine stock that he used for abortions and records of patients into the Krishna River, which flows near Mhaisal village before he was arrested.
Meanwhile. Dr Ajit Funde, chairman of the Maharashtra Council of Homeopathy, said, “Khidrapure has studied in Bhartesh Homeopathic College. The foeticide racket is a serious issue and we have taken decision to revoke his medical registration.”