Woman apprehended in Kohima for prostitution, 13 taken into custody

KOHIMA: One woman identified as Sagholi (24) was arrested for inducing or luring customer to engage in sexual activities with her. In other words she was involved in practising prostitution which is termed as an illegal act in the State.

Volunteers of ‘T’ Khel Youth Organization, Kohima provided information to the Women Cell personnel about the activity often taken place at BOC area. The Women Cell along with the youths were able to arrest the promiscuous woman.

According to a press release from PRO, Kohima Police, “She has been charged for inducing/ luring customers at her own will and carrying out prostitution in the vicinity of a public place located at ‘T’ Khel market area and its adjoining areas for personal gain.”

The woman divulged names of her regular customers leading to arrests of 11 more persons from various locations of Kohima Town on different dates and time. They have been charged under section 7(b) of Prevention of Immoral Traffic Act 1956.

The arrested persons have been identified as Sahamur Ahmed Jahir (21), Dhiray Kumar (21), Md. Mofidul Islam (24), Jashim Uddin (23), Naresh Thakur (32), Ashikul Islam (32), Sidu @ Gajendar Yadav (31), Islam (20), Noor Islam (21), Hussain Ahmed (27), Sanju Deb (27).

A regular case vide Kohima South P.S Case No. 0027/2016 U/S 5(1)(a)(d)/7(b) P.I.T Act have been registered against them and they are remanded into judicial custody, the release added.

(Input from Morung Express)

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