Mumbai, June 18: Officials from the civic health department on Monday visited the residence of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan to probe reports that the latter determined the sex of his unborn child he is planning to have through surrogacy for such action is considered illegal in India.
However, Khan's staff members turned the officers away, saying the actor was not at home, a senior BMC (Bombay Municipal Corporation) official said.
The staff members reportedly asked the officers to send their queries through mail or submit them in writing after which the actor would reply to them.
Radiologists complained to the government after reports alleged that Khan had declared the gender of his unborn child. The civic officials said they were given order to conduct an inquiry against Khan under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act. which holds sex determination of an unborn child to be illegal.
Sources in the civic health department said officers from the H-west ward visited Mannat, Khan's residence, on Monday to make preliminary inquiries about the allegations but were turned away by Khan's men who said he was not at home.
The actor could not be contacted for his remark.