The CCS police are likely to achieve breakthrough in the Srushti Test Tube Baby Centre case only after infertility specialist P. Namratha, who heads the chain of IVF clinics, returns from Bangalore where she is reportedly camping for the last few days.
The CCS team which searched Namratha’s residence at Machavaram in Vijayawada on Tuesday itself were told by her parents that she was in Bangalore and expected to return in a day or two.
Namratha was earlier arrested in connection with a similar case in Vijayawada in September 2010.
The police are investigating the case from this angle too and have registered a cheating-cum-theft case under
Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code following the latest episode here involving a couple belonging to Kantheru village.
Besides, charges were framed under the Pre-Conception & Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act under which sex selection and abortion are strictly prohibited.
The police are yet to check the records maintained in the clinic at Kothapet which was sealed on Tuesday.
The Srushti clinic claims a high success rate in IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) and ICSI (Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection) methods of artficial reproduction.
Special Correspondent adds from Vijayawada: Krishna District Medical and Health Officer J.Sarasajakshi inspected the Srushti Test Tube Baby Centre at Suryaraopet and issued notices to the management. The DM & HO talking to The Hindu said that the IVF centre had the required registrations.
However the records of the centre would be checked.
At the end of the day Dr Sarasajakshi seized files related to the complaint filed in Guntur. And issued showcause notices with regard to sex determination tests being conducted at the centre.