HC issues notice to J`khand govt on foeticides in state

Jharkhand High Court has issued a notice to the state government seeking details of the steps taken by it to check instances of illegal abortion and foeticide in the state.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 17, 2014, 02:07 AM IST

Ranchi: Jharkhand High Court has issued a notice to the state government seeking details of the steps taken by it to check instances of illegal abortion and foeticide in the state.

Taking suo motu cognisance of media reports on the rising incidence of foeticide in the state, a bench of Chief Justice R Banumathi and Justice Amitabh Kumar issued notices to the Jharkhand government chief secretary and its health secretary in this regard.

HC has asked these officials to explain in two weeks` time whether these reports were true and, if so, what are the steps which have been taken by the state government to check such practices.

HC also asked the state government to provide details of registered and unregistered ultrasound centres in Jharkhand.