Two doctors and their assistant were trapped by a vigilance squad for allegedly conducting an illegal sex determination test on a woman at Pimpalgaon Baswant village about 25 kms from here, police said.
A sting operation was conducted on the doctors by a vigilance team from Aurangabad on January 10 and the trio was booked for the crime, Dr Madhav Munde, who led the team, told reporters here yesterday.
The doctors have been identified as Dr Swapnil Ushir (30), a gynaecologist and Dr Anand Vishwas (42), who originally hailed from West Bengal and currently resides in Pimpalgaon Baswant. The compounder has been identified as Dhanesh Nirgude (20). All of them have been booked under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act.
According to Dr Munde, they had received a tip-off that the doctor duo had been conducting sex determination tests.
In order to carry out a sting operation, the vigilance team roped in a pregnant woman and sent her to Dr Ushir's clinic, who, along with Dr Vishwas, conducted the sex determination test on her.
They later revealed the gender of the foetus to the woman and asked her to pay Rs 24,000.
"Just as she made the payment to the doctors, members of our squad emerged on the scene and caught the doctors red-handed," Dr Munde said. Further investigation is on.