Woman Arrested for Crime of Human Trafficking 

  June 13, 2024 By: INSEC

Police arrested 40-year-old Rampyari Mukhiya of Rupani Rural Municipality-1 and Rajbiraj Municipality-8, operator of Lakshmi Guest House, on June 10 for engaging women aged 16 to 40 in sexual acts and profiting from it. DSP Dhundiraj Neupane informed that based on the report of ASI Harendra Prasad Yadav, the District Police Office registered a case against the accused under the Human Trafficking and Transportation (Control) Act, 2007 on June 10.

ASI Yadav stated that the police team raided the hotel on the initiative of journalists and residents on June 10 and found minors and women hiding in the rooms with five beds. Additionally, the team found used and new condoms, indicating their involvement in prostitution for financial profit.

As per the Human Trafficking and Transportation (Control) Act, 2007, actions such as selling or buying a person, engaging in prostitution, removing body parts, or exploiting someone for prostitution are considered human trafficking. Additionally, Section 15(b) of the same act states that any person who commits an offense of forcing someone into prostitution shall be punished with imprisonment ranging from ten to fifteen years and a fine ranging from fifty thousand to one hundred thousand rupees.

Likewise, Section 119 of the National Penal Code Act, 2017 states that no person shall solicit prostitution, and those who commit or offend shall be liable to a sentence of imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years and a fine not exceeding thirty thousand rupees.

Similarly, in Section 120 of the same Act, those who knowingly provide her house, land, or means of transport for prostitution or having sexual intercourse with a prostitute, shall be liable to a sentence of imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or a fine not exceeding five thousand rupees or both the sentences.

 


Manohar Kumar Pokharel