Hyderabad: 46 women illegally confined for surrogacy, police raid hospital

, 2:56 PM IST

Hyderabad: As many as 46 women are being illegally confined in Sai Kiran Infertility Hospital in Banjara Hills. Hyderabad police have busted a surrogacy racket which pays 2.5 to 3.5 lakh in exchange for a nine-month term of pregnancy.

The investigation reports suggest that most women who have fallen prey to the activity are natives of Delhi, Nagaland, Darjeeling, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Limba Reddy, DCP Task Force, West Zone Task Force police said that raids were conducted with the help of District Medical Officers (DMO) and found 46 surrogate mothers concealed by the hospital authorities in lieu of a heap of money, owing to their poor economic background, DC reported.

“We have verified all the documents. Some irregularities were found; the hospital management should register for surrogacy but they are running the hospital illegally. The management is not even permitting the surrogate pregnant women to go out; they are illegally forcing them to be in the hospital for nine months,” said Dr Padmaja, DMO, Hyderabad.

The hospital reportedly did not maintain any proper records and had no license to run the hospital. The police claimed that the probe is on and the accused will be soon taken into custody.