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HYDERABAD, INDIA, April, 26, 2001 : The Andhra Pradesh government has ordered a high-level probe into irregularities at various adoption centers in and around the state capital, including child-sale rackets, following the discovery of the body of an orphan, John Abraham Bethany, buried in the grounds of an adoption home. So far, about 150 children, several of them infants aged between one month and one year, have been rescued from four adoption centers in Hyderabad and neighboring Ranga Reddy and Medak districts. The police have registered cases against the management of the three centers of forging documents and wrongfully confining children. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has told officials to keep a tight vigil on adoption homes in the state.