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Chennai ‘porn doc’ gets life

Friday, 8 February 2008 - 3:16am IST
A Chennai-based orthopaedician who found the lure of flesh more rewarding than the science of bones was sentenced to life by a fast track court for immoral trafficking.

The orthopaedician was arrested in 2001 for making porn videos for websites


CHENNAI: A Chennai-based orthopaedician who found the lure of flesh more rewarding than the science of bones was sentenced to life by a fast track court on Thursday for immoral trafficking.


Dr L Prakash, who was arrested on December 14, 2001, for making pornographic vidoes using young girls and boys who came his way, will now be barred from medical practice.


He had been sending the video CDs labelled as ‘surgical procedures’ to the US and France, to be published by pornographic websites. Fast track court judge R Radha, who convicted four accused in the case, imposed a fine of Rs1.27 lakh on Prakash and Rs2,500 each on his associates Saravanan (a ward boy in Prakash’s clinic), Vijayan (driver) and Asir Gunasinth (radiologist). “Considering the gravity of offences committed by the accused, maximum punishment under the Immoral Trafficking (Prevention) Act should be given,” the judge said. He was also convicted under IPC  (conspiracy and kidnapping), IT Act (internet pornography), Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act and Arms Act. The court acquitted him of charges of rape.


Prakash’s was the first case under the IT Act after it came into force in 2001.


Police had submitted that Prakash tied up with Pradeep Lakhmanan, his brother in the US, to launch two porn websites – www.tamilsex.com and www.realindianporn.com and used young boys and girls, including those working in his clinic at Anna Nagar, to pose for pictures and videos.


His farmhouse at Kalanchikuppam in the neighbouring Thiruvallur district provided the backdrop for many porn videos. With help from eAlcatraz Consulting, an information security company, the police tracked down the covert operation. Evidences were gathered also from the doctor’s clinic and house at Nerkundram. The police also recovered machine-gun bullets from the farmhouse around which Prakash reportedly went wild-boar hunting. The doctor’s “activities” came to light after Ganesh, a youth from Pondicherry, complained that the doctor forced him to have sex with women to shoot blue films. Tamil Nadu Medical Council president Dr K Prakasam said the convicted doctor’s license will be cancelled.


arunram@dnaindia.net


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