19. Application for being kept in a protective home or provided care and protection by court,
(1) A person who is carrying oil, or is being made to carry oil prostitution, may make all applications, to the Magistrate within the local limits of whose jurisdiction she is carrying on, or is being made to carry on prostitution, for an order that she may be-
(a) Kept in a protective home, or(2) The Magistrate may pending inquiry under sub-section (3) direct that the person be kept in such custody, as he may consider proper, having regard to the circumstances of the case.
(b) Provided care and protection by the court in the manner specified in subsection (3).
(3) If the Magistrate after hearing the applicant and making such inquiry as he may consider necessary, including an inquiry by a Probation Officer appointed under the Probation of Offender Act, 1958, (20 of 1958) into the personality, conditions of home and prospects of rehabilitation of the applicant, is satisfied that an order should be made under this section, he shall for reasons to be recorded, make an order that the applicant to be kept:
(i) In a protective home, or
(ii) In a corrective institution, or
(iii) Under the supervision of a person appointed by the Magistrate for such period as may be specified in the order.
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