With the arrest of four persons, police on Wednesday claimed to have busted a gang which was allegedly involved in the purchase and sale of newborn babies.

The gang members comprising three women and a man were arrested on Tuesday’s evening and and a five-day-old infant was recovered from them at Vardhman Chowk, deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Narinder Bhargav told reporters.

Police had contacted them through a decoy buyer to purchase a newborn. The accused had assured the buyer that they will bring a newborn to him in the near future, the DCP said.

During preliminary investigation, the accused claimed that the male baby had been purchased at a price of Rs 2.30 lakh from a poor woman belonging to Arnia village in Fazilka district, Bhargav said.
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