Section 8 Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956
Section 8 Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956:
Seducing or soliciting for purpose of prostitution.—Whoever, in any public place or within sight of, and in such manner as to be seen or heard from, any public place, whether from within any building or house or not—
(a) by words, gestures, wilful exposure of his person (whether by sitting by a window or on the balcony of a building or house or in any other way), or otherwise tempts or endeavours to tempt, or attracts or endeavours to attract the attention of, any person for the purpose of prostitution; or
(b) solicits or molests any person, or loiters or acts in such manner as to cause obstruction or annoyance to persons residing nearby or passing by such public place or to offend against public decency, for the purpose of prostitution, shall be punishable on first conviction with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both, and in the event of a second or subsequent conviction, with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, and also with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees: 36 [Provided that where an offence under this section is committed by a man, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a period of not less than seven days but which may extend to three months.
Supreme Court of India Important Judgments And Leading Case Law Related to Section 8 Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956:
Delhi Administration vs Ram Singh on 3 May, 1961
The State Of Uttar Pradesh vs Kaushaliya And Others on 1 October, 1963
Shri A. C. Aggarwal vs Mst. Ram Kali, Etc on 16 August, 1967
Bai Radha vs State Of Gujarat on 20 November, 1968
State Of Gujarat vs Chatrabhuj Maganlal And Another on 7 April, 1976
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