Customer in a brothel can be booked under Immoral Traffic Prevention Act: Kerala High Court

Justice Bechu Kurian Thomas held that a ‘customer’ would come under the purview of a ‘person with whom the prostitution is carried on’ under Section 7(1) of the Act as sexual exploitation cannot be done singularly.
Kerala High Court
Kerala High Court

The Kerala High Court recently held that a ‘customer’ in a brothel can be proceeded against criminally under Section 7 of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 (Act) as immoral traffic or sexual exploitation cannot be perpetrated or carried on without a customer [Mathew v State of Kerala].

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