A woman, sentenced to a year of detention in a remand home for begging with her one-year-old daughter, has been set free by a court after an admonition.
Rajasthan native Neema was let off on a bond of Rs 200 and on the undertaking that she will not beg again.
Additional sessions judge (ASJ) Ajay Kumar Jain let her off, saying that she had been in the beggars’ home since March 20, 2012 and that is a “sufficient period” to make her “learn a lesson”.
“The purpose of keeping a beggar out of the society has been duly served to large extent. Therefore, I deem it fit that sentence of imprisonment by way of detention in the certified institution be modified,” the additional sessions judge said.