Mumbai: There were allegations of helping in the trafficking of children, the accused doctor got anticipatory bail

A Mumbai court has granted anticipatory bail to a nursing home doctor who was accused of helping child trafficking. The doctor is the owner of a nursing home in Mumbai and it was alleged that the criminals used to smuggle children with the help of the nursing home. However, the court said that the name of the doctor is not even registered in the FIR in this case. The court, while granting anticipatory bail to the accused doctor, said that he does not need to be interrogated in custody.

The accused doctor is the owner of Dattatreya Nursing Home in Mumbai. This nursing home has been made a Kovid hospital by BMC, where 20 out of 25 beds are reserved for corona patients. Both the doctor and his wife run this nursing home. The doctor was accused of making a fake birth certificate.

What’s the matter?

In January this year, the police got information that a woman had given birth to a baby boy at VN Desai Hospital in Santa Cruz, but later sold it. The same woman had sold her child earlier as well. Similarly, another woman also sold her child. When the police went to Desai Hospital and inquired, the name of Dattatreya Nursing Home came to the fore in making fake birth certificates.

What were the arguments given in the court?

Advocate Mahesh Vaswani, appearing for the doctor, argued that Aarti Singh, a staff of the nursing home, is accused of getting the doctor or his wife signed on the birth certificate. He said that doctors sign many documents throughout the day. He is not involved in the buying and selling of children. His role is only till the signing.

At the same time, public prosecutor Iqbal Solkar opposed any relief to the doctor and said that this is a serious offence. He said that doctors are involved in the trafficking of children. He deliberately signed the birth certificate, which was not delivered in his hospital.

The court said this thing?

Additional Special Judge Dr. UJ More said that the name of the doctor is not there in the FIR. The doctor’s complicity has been revealed in the interrogation of Aarti Singh, a staff of the hospital, but the role of the doctor is in preparing the document.

The court said that the doctor did not even talk to any person who had bought or sold the child. Also, none of the witnesses said that the doctors were involved in selling the newborn babies. The court also observed that the doctor does not have any criminal record and is running Kovid Hospital in collaboration with BMC.

The court said that since the doctor is the owner of the nursing home, he had no information about the patient. The judge said that there is no need to interrogate the accused doctor in custody.

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