The Supreme Court has cancelled bail granted to a lady convicted for immoral traffic, after the state told the court that she is involved in immoral trafficking and forcing young girls into prostitution.
Kali was convicted under various sections of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act. The Allahabad High Court had granted her bail while considering her appeal. She was sentenced by the trial court for 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment.
Guria Swayam Sevi Sanstha, an NGO fighting child prostitution, second generation prostitution, and sex trafficking in Northern India, had approached the apex court seeking cancellation of bail.
The bench of Justice NV Ramana and Justice S Abdul Nazeer observed that she has only undergone 2 months of imprisonment whereas she was convicted for 10 years in this case; and this is not a fit case for extending the benefit of intra-appeal bail.
The court also took note of the affidavit filed by the State of UP, which said that she is a hardened criminal and is involved in immoral trafficking and forcing young girls into prostitution.
The bench, after hearing both the parties, observed: “We are left with only one option to cancel the bail granted to Respondent No.1 and two weeks’ time is granted to the said respondent to surrender before appropriate authorities to undergo the remainder of sentence.”