Taking suo moto cognizance 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’s chief secretary and health secretary.
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.


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