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Guest (n/a)     06 February 2009

what is the punishment for prostitution in india

what is the punishment for prostitution in india? What is the act governing prostitution. Can I get any presentation on the same?


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Prakash Yedhula (Lawyer)     06 February 2009

 



The Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act, 1956


Section3. Punishment for keeping a brothel or allowing premises to be used as a brothel.



(1) Any person who keeps or manages, or acts or assists in the keeping or management of, a brothel, shall be punishable on first conviction with rigorous imprisonment for a term of not less than one year and not more than three years and also with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees and in the event of a second or subsequent to conviction with rigorous imprisonment for a term of not less than two years and not more than five years and also with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees.





(2) A any person who, -





(a) Being the tenant, lessee, occupier or person in charge of any premises, uses, or knowingly allows any other person to use, such premises or any part thereof as a brothel, or





(b) Being the owner, lessor or landlord of any premises or the agent of such owner, lessor or landlord, lets the same or any part thereof with the knowledge that the same or any part thereof is intended to be used as a brothel, or is willfully a party to the use of such premises or any part thereof as a brothel, shall be punishable on first conviction with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years and with fine which fine which may extend to two thousand rupees and in the event of a second or subsequent conviction, with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years and also with fine.





(2-A) For the purposes of sub-section (2), it shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, that any person referred to in clause (a) or clause (b) of that subsection, is knowingly allowing the premises or any part thereof to be used as a brothel or, as the case may be, has knowledge that the premises or any part thereof are being used as a brothel, if, -





(a) A report is published in a newspaper having circulation in the area in which such person resides to the effect that the premises or any part thereof have been found to be used for prostitution as a result of a search made under this Act; or





(b) A copy of the list of all things found during the search referred to in clause (a) is given to such person.



 


Section5. Procuring, inducing or taking person for the sake of prostitution.



 


(1) Any person who-





(a) Procures or attempts to procure a person whether with or without his/her consent, for the purpose of prostitution; or





(b) Induces a person to go from any place, with the intent that he/she may for the purpose of prostitution become the inmate of, or frequent, a brothel; or





(c) Takes or attempts to take a person or causes a person to be taken, from one place to another with a view to his/her carrying on, or being brought up to carry on prostitution; or


(d) Causes or induces a person to carry on prostitution; shall be punishable on conviction with rigorous imprisonment for a term of not less than three years and not more than seven years and also with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees, and if any offence under this sub-section is committed against the will of any person, the punishment of imprisonment for a term of seven years shall extend to imprisonment for a term of fourteen years:


Provided that if the person in respect of whom an offence committed under this sub-section, -


(i) Is a child, the punishment provided under this sub-section shall extend to rigorous imprisonment for a term of not less than seven years but may extend to life; and


(ii) Is a minor; the punishment provided under this sub-section shall extend to rigorous imprisonment for a term of not less than seven years and not more than fourteen years.


Also find attached a presentation "Is prostitution legal or illegal in India



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Sanjeev Tewatia (Advocate)     06 February 2009

thanks Mr Parkash

Anil Agrawal (Retired)     12 February 2009

 The question is not that of brothel or premises. Is a lady carrying on prostitution liable to be punished. It is also not a question of procuring or inducing.

ARVIND JAIN (Advocate)     14 February 2009

PROSTITUTION PERSE IS NOT AN OFFENCE.

Anil Agrawal (Retired)     14 February 2009

 Thanks.

kundan singh (account officer)     26 March 2010

wht is the punishment for person who caught with prositutes

Anil Agrawal (Retired)     26 March 2010

Who is a prostitute? 

Shiju Mon   21 January 2020

imprisonment for a term of seven years shall extend to imprisonment for a term of fourteen years:for husband

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