Sex customers can be arrested, says High Court
- David Headley connects the dots: Hafiz Saeed, ISI, failed Mumbai attacks
- David Headley: Travelled to India 8 times, changed name for passport
- Rs 1.14 lakh crore of bad debts: The great government bank write-off
- Caste came up in 3 suicide probes at Hyderabad University
- Uttar Pradesh has been turned into 'Islamic state': Sena mouthpiece on Ghulam Ali concert
Bombay High Court (HC) observed Thursday arrest of alleged customers of sex workers under Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA) cannot be improper. A division bench of justices A M Khanwilkar and R D Dhanuka rejected a PIL by lawyer Prabhanjan Dave to declare illegal arrest and detention of 124 customers after police busted an alleged prostitution racket on October 4.The court also imposed a cost of Rs 25,000 on Dave to be deposited within a week.
The racket was allegedly operating at Simplex Building on Grant Road and about 400 women were rescued in the police raid. Whether arrest of the alleged customers was valid or not will be determined by facts and circumstances of each case and no sweeping presumption could be made for all 124, the court said.
- Government must resolve growing burden of non-performing assets
- Outrage over police assault on students is meaningless
- Right to a toilet: For the health, dignity and safety of women in slums
- Raja-Mandala: Maritime India versus Continental Delhi
- The Akhilesh-Mulayam duet
- We have turned our back to the intense food and drinking water distress