advertisement under pndt act

Monday, 2 July 2012

Advertisement By Doctor about begetting son amounts to offence under PCPNDT Act

C. C. No. 10169/MS/2004
Decided on 14/08/2009
Mumbai Municipal Corporation
(Through Legal Assistant of G/N - Ward)
1. Chhaya Rajesh Tated, Aged 42 yrs.
2. Shubhangi Suresh Adkar, Age 62 yrs.
Hon’ble Judge :R. V. Jambkar.
Appearance :  Ld. Adv. Mr. Engineer for Complainant,
   Ld. Adv. Ghate for accused accused No.1.
Ld. Adv. Vedak for accused No.2.
This is the first case of conviction recorded under the Act in the State of Maharashtra and was
given wide publicity by the media, which it deserved, for the purpose of creating awareness and
sensitization among the general public and the doctor community.
The facts of this case are peculiar and they pertain to the publication of an advertisement in
the weekly magazine in connection with selection of the s*x of foetus. In the weekly magazine, the
Lokprabha dated 19/11/2004 and 03/12/2004 one advertisement was released by accused No. 1 to
the effect that,



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