A 40-year-old man has been arrested in Panchgani on charges of child trafficking — under sections 80 and 81 of the Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act, 2000.
Police arrested Rajesh Chaurasia for selling his new born baby from an illicit relationship. He sold the infant to a Pune family.
The accused has also been booked under sections 376 and 370 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Chaurasia had an illicit relationship with a 23-year-old divorcee.
The accused allegedly duped the lady into the relationship and asked her to abandon her child when she delivered it. When she declined, he sold the baby off to a family in Pune.
The Pune couple that got the baby was to leave for Muscat on March 8.
Further probe into the matter is on.