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Doctor couple arrested for illegal abortions in Solapur

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Published : Aug 27, 2017, 1:44 am IST
Updated : Aug 27, 2017, 1:44 am IST

The police took action against the couple after receiving a complaint against them from a Solapur-based civil surgeon M.R. Pattanshetty.

(Representational image)
 (Representational image)

Mumbai: The Akluj police in Solapur district has arrested a doctor couple for allegedly carrying out illegal abortions in their hospital at Akluj.

The couple has been identified as Dr Tejas Gandhi (42) and his wife Dr Priya. The police had apprehended them on Thursday from a maternity and nursing home, run by them in Akluj and officially arrested them later. The duo has been arrested for alleged violation of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act.

 

The police is suspecting that as many as 36 illegal pregnancy terminations have taken place at their facility and in five cases, sex determination were conducted at the nursing home’s sonography centre. The centre is registered in Priya Gandhi’s name.

The police took action against the couple after receiving a complaint against them from a Solapur-based civil surgeon M.R. Pattanshetty.

Arun Sawant, a senior inspector at the Akluj police station, has said that his team has arrested the couple under relevant sections of the MTP Act and for causing miscarriage and disappearance of evidence.

The police raided the nursing home on Thursday after receiving the information and found out that the clinic was unauthorised.

 

According to the police, a register was found at the hospital that contained names of 36 women and some gynaecological procedures, done for miscarriage or abortion, were also mentioned in front of those names.

Pattanshetty, the complainant, has claimed that he had received information from his Satara counterpart about the illegal activities being carried out at the couple’s nursing home.

Pattanshetty also said that the centre and the machine have been sealed and the process of registering a case in the judicial magistrate first class (JMFC) under Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PCPNDT) has been initiated.

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