Nagpur Police Chief Bans Prostitution in City's Red-light Area for Two Months


Days after imposing part 144 of the CrPC in a outstanding red-light space right here following complaints of open solicitation by business intercourse staff (CSWs), the police have now issued a notification banning prostitution to be carried out in that space for the following two months, an official mentioned on Thursday. Nagpur Commissioner of Police Amitesh Kumar issued the notification on Wednesday, during which he warned that these discovered flouting the orders would face authorized motion. Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code was imposed in Ganga Jamuna space on August 11 after a number of residents complained about open solicitation by CSWs and different unlawful actions.

After that, a number of intercourse staff had staged a protest and eliminated barricades put up by the police limiting entry of individuals to the realm. Police had additionally performed house-to-house searches within the space, the place round 500 to 700 intercourse staff function. The notification was issued by the commissioner of police beneath Section 7 (1) (b) of Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA), which bans prostitution in 200 metres surrounding a number of places – largely non secular locations and academic premises – for the following 60 days within the red-light space.

“It has been delivered to my discover that a number of offences have been registered within the final 5 years beneath the PITA for finishing up prostitution in or round Balaji Mandir, Chinteshwar Mandir, Baba Kamlishah Dargah, Durga Devi Mandir, Sharda Devi Mandir, Radha Swami Satsang, Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s Chinteshwar Hindi Primary School, Hindustan High School (all of the locations situated in Ganga Jamuna space or close by),” the CP said in the notification. “Therefore, the premises within a distance of 200 meters from the above referred public places shall not be used for the purpose of prostitution and it is declared hereby that the violation of notification will attract liability and prosecution against the violators under Section 7 (1-A), Section 7 (2) (a), 2 (b) and 2 (c) of the PITA and relevant sections of law, depending upon the nature of violation,” it mentioned.

A police official mentioned {that a} complete of 188 brothels are situated on this space. After imposing part 144, town police have additionally began sealing the brothels situated within the space. So far, two brothels have been sealed and an identical motion is deliberate towards seven extra such locations, he mentioned. Local residents have mentioned that intercourse staff lure minor ladies from outdoors the state and overtly solicit in public locations, which has vitiated the environment within the space and made life tough for the residents.

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