SC Cancels Bail Granted to Women Who Forced Girls Into Prostitution

The Supreme Court has cancelled bail granted to a woman convicted for forcing young girls into prostitution.

Kali was convicted under various sections of Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act. Against which the Allahabad High Court allowed her bail based on her plea.

She was sentenced for 10 years of rigorous imprisonment.

Guria Swayam Sevi Sanstha, an NGO fighting child prostitution, second generation prostitution and sex trafficking in Northern India, approached the apex court to quash the bail.

The bench comprising Justice NV Ramana and Justice S Abdul Nazeer observed that she barely spent 2 months in prison in the 10-year sentence slapped on her.

The Court also took note of the affidavit filed by State of UP which stated she was a hardened criminal who forced girls into flesh trade.

The bench, in its order said, “We are left with only one option to cancel the bail granted and two weeks’ time is granted to the respondent to surrender before appropriate authorities to serve remainder of the sentence,”

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