Berhampur: As many as 12 persons including 2 women have been arrested for illegal pre-natal sex determination in Berhampur on Friday.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of cops from Baidyanathpur Police Station conducted a raid on a clinic in Anandnagar are of Ankuli in Berhampur and busted the pre-natal sex determination scam in Berhampur, said sources adding that the owner of the clinic, who has been identified as Durgaprasad Nayak, also has been arrested.
While speaking to the newsmen, Berhampur Superintendent (SP) Saravana Vivek said that Durgaprasad Nayak is the mastermind of the illegal activity.
Police also seized the Ultrasound machine, phones and cash to the tune of Rs 18, 000 seized from the spot, he added. As many as 11 pregnant women were there in the clinic for the test.
During the investigation, police also came to know about the involvement of an ASHA worker in the racket.
Further investigation is underway to find out the involvement of others in the case.