Adult women charged under ITPA cannot be detained unnecessarily in shelter home, fundamental rights to be considered: Bombay HC

“The victims are major and have a right to reside at the place of their choice, to move freely throughout the territory of India and to choose their own vocation”, the Court observed in its judgment.
Bombay High Court, copyright
Bombay High Court, copyright

The Bombay High Court on Thursday set aside orders passed by lower courts directing adult women to be detained in the Navjeeven Mahila Vastigruha, Deonar (a shelter home) after they were apprehended in relation to a crime registered under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 (ITPA)

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