In a fresh order issued by the Commissioner of Police Amitesh Kumar, today, under Section 7(1) (b) of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act prostitution has been permanently prohibited in red-light area Ganga-Jamuna.
In exercise of the powers conferred upon him as per the Act, City Police Chief Kumar declared Balaji Mandir, Chinteshwar Mandir, Juni Mangalwari, Baba Kalimshah Dargah, Durga Devi Mandir, Sharda Devi Mandir, Radha Swami Satsang, Itwari, NMC Chinteshwar
Primary School, Hindustan High School, Ganga-Jamuna Police Chowky and MSEDCL Office, Chinteshwar Branch as â€˜public places.â€™ He banned prostitution within 200 metres of these â€˜public placesâ€™ as per the law.
Several offences were registered during the preceding five years under the Act for carrying out prostitution in or in the vicinity of these public places.
Recently Kumar had issued orders prohibiting prostitution in Ganga-Jamuna area for an initial period of 60 days on temporary basis and objections, if any, were called from the members of the public. Police received certain representations and objections.
All objections and other representations were duly considered by Kumar and he personally discussed the matter with various stakeholders. Finally, Kumar issued a fresh notification banning prostitution in Ganga-Jamuna on a permanent basis. The notification would come into effect 90 days after its issuance.