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Bombay High Court Acquits Doctor Convicted of Disclosing Gender of Foetus in 2006

By Gautami Chakravarty      07 December, 2020 01:09 PM      0 Comments
Doctor Disclosing Gender

The High Court of Bombay has quashed a doctor’s conviction for conducting a woman’s prenatal test to determine the gender of her unborn child in 2006, saying the proper procedure was not followed while registering the complaint in the case.

Mohankumar Nagane’s lawyer, Abhijeet Desai, said the competent authority did not check Nagane’s clinic and a medical officer who did so did not follow the procedure. The court held that though the money was not found in the premise of Nagane and the medical officer had acted beyond his authorisation, both the lower courts failed to take cognisance of it and hence the conviction was being quashed and set aside.



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