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On Sunday, a government doctor and his aide was arrested for their alleged involvement in sex determination activities in Sriganganagar.
Doctor Atul Bansal was posted at Jaid primary health centre as medical officer had allegedly connection with one Simran, who was posted at a private hospital on Meera Marg, where she was working as public relation officer.
Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) cell conducted a trap to nab the accused doctor and his aide. PCPNDT cell roped in a pregnant woman and asked her to visit the accused doctor expressing willingness to know the sex of the foetus.
The officials claimed that the doctor and his aide demanded Rs 25,000 for the test and asked her to come to district headquarter. The decoy operation was conducted on the directions given by the state appropriate authority (PCPNDT) chairperson Dr Samit Sharma.
PCPNDT cell officials said that the accused doctor had been posted in Sriganganagar since May 2017.