India – Two held for illegally selling abortion kits

The FDA suspects the kits were used to abort girl children in the region. Police said the FDA joint commissioner had received a tip-off Friday that abortion drugs were being bought and sold illegally without bill and prescription from a registered pharmacy, Balaji Chemist.

Written by Vallabh Ozarkar | Mumbai

Updated: July
12, 2021

Tulinj Police has arrested a chemist shop owner and his accomplice for
allegedly selling medical kits for abortion illegally.

The accused, Devendra Sharma, is the owner of a medical shop in Nallasopara
east, police said. His accomplice, Krishna Pande would supply the kits to
Sharma. They were caught by a team of Food and Drugs Administration officials
and the police Saturday with the medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) kits.