गया नगर निगम का उप मेयर मोहन श्रीवास्तव है वेश्यालय संचालक

: पुलिस ने मारी रेड, पत्नी के नाम पर है मकान, एक वेश्यापुत्र पार्षद ने की थाने में पैरवी : मोहन श्रीवास्तव राजनीति का वह गंदा चेहरा है जिसको देख कर ही घिन्न आयेगी। गया में सभी लोगों को पता है उसने लड़कियां सप्लाइ करके राजनीति में अपनी जगह बनाई है। बहुत सारे राजनेता आज भी लड़कियों के लिये मोहन श्रीवास्तव को याद करते हैं। मोहन ने अपनी राजनीति स्व० सांसद राजेश कुमार के नौकर के रूप में शुरू की थी। वह राजेश कुमार के यहां कैसे पहुंचा, यह भी दिलचस्प किस्सा है।

गया के बाराचट्टी थाने मे चोरी के स्कूटर बरामदगी का एक मुकदमा १९९०-९१ में हुआ था। वह स्कूटर मोहन श्रीवास्तव के घर से बरामद हुआ था। मुकदमे में इसका नाम था। थानाध्यक्ष बिंदेश्वरी सिंह थे जिनके हाथ में यह मुकदमा था। डीएसपी थे सुरेश पासवान। सुरेश पासवान के उपर एक जांच चल रही थी और उन्हें राजेश कुमार की मदद की जरूरत थी। वे लगातार दिल्ली जाते थे। मोहन श्रीवास्तव को यह बात पता चली। उसने एक नेता जो राजेश कुआर के नजदीकी थे, से उनकी पैरवी लगवायी कि सुरेश पासवान से कहकर उसका नाम फाइनल कर दिया जाय यानी उसके खिलाफ़ चार्जशीट नहीं दाखिल की जाय।

उधर राजेश कुमार को एक नौकर की दरकार थी। मोहन चूंकि लंपट टाईप का आदमी था। दिल्ली में रहने की जगह, खाना मुफ़्त का। मोहन तुरंत तैयार हो गया और यहीं से शुरू हुई इसकी राजनितिक यात्रा। राजेश कुमार एक प्रभावशाली नेता माने जाते थे। उन्होंने मोहन को सीमा में रखने के लिये अपने यहां एक कुत्ता पाला था जिसका नाम भी उन्होंने मोहन रखा था। राजेश कुमार जब तक जिंदा रहे, मोहन उनके यहां नौकर की तरह रहा। वे इसे 'अरे मोहना' कह कर बुलाते थे। राजेश कुमार की मृत्यु के बाद यह भगवतिया देवी सांसद का पीए बन गया।

भगवतिया देवी अशिक्षित थीं। अंगूठा लगाती थीं। इसका इसने भरपूर फ़ायदा उठाया। जब भगवतिया देवी को पता चला तो इसके उपर केस करने के लिये तैयारी हो गई परन्तु यह हाथ-पांव जोड़कर बच गया। बाद में सुरेन्द्र यादव राजद के शासनकाल में राज्य मंत्री बने। उत्पाद विभाग यानी शराब वाले विभाग का। यहीं से मोहन ने बहुत तेज छलांग लगाई। यह मंत्री की लाल बती गाड़ी से शराब व्यवसायियों के यहां जाकर पैसा वसूलता था। इसने उसी काल में एक मकान खरीदा और वहां मसाज पार्लर खोला जहां कलकता से वेश्या लाकर वेश्यावृत्ति कराई जाती है।

यह उन वेश्याओं को अफसरों के पास सप्लाई करता जिनसे काम निकालना होता। कैमरे में अफसरों की नंगी वीडियो बनाई जाती और उसके आधार पर उन्हें ब्लैकमेल किया जाता। कुछ पार्षदों की भी न्यूड फ़ोटो और वीडियो इसके पास है। एक पार्षद जो सशक्त स्थायी समिति के सदस्य हैं, उनकी नंगी तस्वीर मोहन बहुत सारे पार्षदों को दिखा चुका है। उक्त पार्षद को एक बार बलात्कार के आरोप मे गिरफ़्तार करने के बाद पुलिस ने गया शहर में कमर में रस्सा लगाकर घुमाया था। उक्त पार्षद का नाम विनोद मंडल है और इसका एक भाई देवव्रत मंडल दैनिक जागरण का रिपोर्टर है।

देवव्रत मंडल मोहन के लिये मीडिया को मैनेज करने का कार्य करता है। कुछेक पार्षदों का कहना है कि देवव्रत मंडल का भी न्यूड फ़ोटो इसके पास है। दैनिक जागरण में देवव्रत की रिपोर्टिंग से भी पता चल जाता है कि वह पक्षपातपूर्ण है। मोहन को गया विधानसभा क्षेत्र से विगत विधानसभा चुनाव में कांग्रेस का टिकट मिला था। उस समय यह कांग्रेस का सदस्य भी नहीं था। कांग्रेसियों का मानना है कि टिकट के लिये इसने कांग्रेस के नेताओं को लड़की और पैसा दिया था। चुनाव में यह बुरी तरह पराजित हुआ तथा इसे मात्र 7664 वोट मिले। कांग्रेस के बीके हरि प्रसाद, वजीरगंज के पूर्व विधायक अवधेश सिंह, गया से एमपी का चुनाव लड़ चुके संजीव प्रसाद टोनी इसके मददगार माने जाते हैं। टिकट किस कारण से मिला यह सबको पता है।

पटना मे भी इसका कालगर्ल सप्लाई का काम चलता है। वहां के एक प्रसिद्ध होटल जो बहुत बड़े राजनीतिज्ञ का है तथा वे कांग्रेस के एमएलसी रह चुके हैं और पिछली बार गया ग्रेजुएट क्षेत्र से चुनाव लड़े थे, उनके होटल का उपयोग पटना में अधिकारियों को लड़की सप्लाई करने के लिये किया जाता है। मोहन वहां रुकता है, अधिकारी वहां आते हैं, शराब और खूबसूरत लड़कियां वहां लाइ जाती हैं। गया में कल दिनांक 25 दिसंबर को पुलिस ने मोहन के मसाज पार्लर जो वास्तव में वेश्यालय है, छापा मारा। तीन लड़कियां पकड़ी गईं तथा वहां ढेर सारे साक्ष्य मिले जिससे जाहिर होता है कि उक्त पारलर का उपयोग वेश्यावृत्ति के लिये किया जाता है।

वह मकान मोहन की पत्नी मनीषा श्रीवास्तव के नाम पर है तथा मोहन ने अपने विधानसभा चुनाव के समय शपथ पत्र में उसका उल्लेख किया है। पुलिस ने मोहन पर कोई मुकदमा नहीं दर्ज किया है। रात भर मोहन के पक्ष में वैसे राजनीतिज्ञ एवं बड़े अधिकारी पैरवी करते रहे जिनका काला चिठ्ठा यानी न्यूड फ़ोटोग्राफ़ मोहन के पास है। शायद इसी कारण से मुकदमा नहीं दर्ज हुआ है अन्यथा IMMORAL TRAFFIC PREVENTION ACT 1956  की धारा  3, 4, 5, 5A, 6 & 7 के तहत यह अपराध कठोर दंड वाला है। अगर छोटी उम्र की बच्ची को इस व्यवसाय में लाया गया है तो आजीवन कारावास का भी दंड है। पुलिस द्वारा मुकदमा दर्ज न किये जाने पर सबको आश्चर्य हो रहा है। आखिर कौन है वह राजनेता या अधिकारी जिसके कारण मुकदमा दर्ज करने से पुलिस डर रही है? एक पार्षद जिसके पिता कभी पुलिस के दारोगा थे तथा उन्होंने एक वेश्या को अपनी रखैल बनाया था, उससे पैदा हुआ पुत्र पार्षद बन गया है, वह भी कोतवाली मे मोहन श्रीवास्तव की पैरवी करता हुआ दिखा। पढ़िए कानून में क्या प्रावधान है देह का धंधा करने-कराने पर…

3. Punishment for keeping a brothel or allowing premises to be used as a brothel.— (1) Any person who keeps or manages, or acts or assists in the keeping or management of, a brothel shall be punishable on first conviction with rigorous imprisonment for a term of not less than two years and which may extend to three years and also with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees and in the event of a second or subsequent conviction, with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than three years and which may extend to seven years and shall also be liable to fine which may extend to two lakh rupees.
(2) a any person who,—
(a) being the tenant, lessee, occupier or person in charge of any premises, uses, or knowingly allows any other person to use, such premises or any part thereof as a brothel, or
(b) being the owner, lessor or landlord of any premises or the agent of such owner, lessor or landlord, lets the same or any part thereof with the knowledge that the same or any part thereof is intended to be used as a brothel, or is wilfully a party to the use of such premises or any part thereof as a brothel, shall be punishable on first conviction with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years and with fine which fine which may extend to two thousand rupees and in the event of a second or subsequent conviction, with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years and also with fine.
(2-A) For the purposes of sub-section (2), it shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, that any person referred to in clause (a) or clause (b) of that sub-section, is knowingly allowing the premises or any part thereof to be used as a brothel or, as the case may be, has knowledge that the premises or any part thereof are being used as a brothel, if,—
(a) a report is published in a newspaper having circulation in the area in which such person resides to the effect that the premises or any part thereof have been found to be used for prostitution as a result of a search made under this Act; or
(b) a copy of the list of all things found during the search referred to in clause (a) is given to such person.
(3) Notwithstanding any thing contained in any other law for the time being in force, on conviction of any person referred to in clause (a) or clause (d) of sub-section (2) of any offence under that sub-section in respect of any premises or any part thereof, any lease or agreement under which such premises have been leased out or held or occupied at the time of the commission of the offence, shall become void and inoperative with effect from the date of the said conviction.

4. Punishment for living on the earnings of prostitution .—(1) Any person over the age of eighteen years who knowingly lives, wholly or in part, on the earnings of the prostitution of any other person shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both, and where such earnings relate to the prostitution of a child, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term of not less than seven years and not more than ten years.
(2) Where any person over the age of eighteen years is proved,—
(a) to be living with,or to be habitually in the company of, a prostitute; or
(b) to have exercised control, direction or influence over the movements of a prostitute in such a manner as to show that such person is aiding abetting or compelling her prostitution; or
(c)to be acting as a tout or pimp on behalf of a prostitute, it shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, that such person is knowingly living on the earnings of prostitution of another person within the meaning of sub-section (1).

5. Procuring, inducing or taking person for the sake of prostitution .—(1) Any person who—
(a) procures or attempts to procure a person whether with or without his/her consent, for the purpose of prostitution; or
(b) induces a person to go from any place, with the intent that he/she may for the purpose of prostitution become the inmate of, or frequent, a brothel; or
(c) takes or attempts to take a person or causes a person to be taken, from one place to another with a view to his/her carrying on, or being brought up to carry on prostitution ; or
(d) causes or induces a person to carry on prostitution; shall be punishable on conviction with rigorous imprisonment for a term of not less than three years and not more than seven years and also with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees, and if any offence under this sub-section is committed against the will of any person, the punishment of imprisonment for a term of seven years shall extend to imprisonment for a term of fourteen years: Provided that if the person in respect of whom an offence committed under this subsection, is a child, the punishment provided under this sub-section shall extend to rigorous imprisonment for a term of not less than seven years but may extend to life.
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(3) An offence under this section shall be triable,—
(a) in the place from which a person is procured, induced to go, taken or caused to be taken or from which an attempt to procure or taken such persons made; or
(b) in the place to which she may have gone as a result of the inducement or to which he/she is taken or caused to be taken or an attempt to take him/her is made.

5A. Whoever recruits, transports, transfers, harbours, or receives a person forthe purpose of prostitution by means of,—
(a) threat or use of force or coercion, abduction, fraud, deception; or
(b) abuse of power or a position of vulnerability; or
(c) giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of such person having control over another person, commits the offence of trafficking in persons.
Explanation.—Where any person recruits, transports, transfers, harbours or receives a person for the purposes of prostitution, such person shall, until the contrary is proved, be presumed to have recruited, transported, transferred, harboured or received the person with the intent that the person shall be used for the purpose of prostitution.
5B. (1) Any person who commits trafficking in persons shall be punishable on first conviction with
rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than seven years and in the event of a second or subsequent conviction with imprisonment for life.
(2) Any person who attempts to commit, or abets trafficking in persons shall also be deemed to have committed such trafficking in persons and shall be punishable with the punishment hereinbefore described.
5C. Any person who visits or is found in a brothel for the purpose of sexual exploitation of any victim of trafficking in persons shall on first conviction be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months or with fine which may extend to twenty thousand rupees or with both and in the event of a second or subsequent conviction with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months and shall also be liable to fine which may extend to fifty thousand rupees.

6. Detaining a person in premises where prostitution is carried on .—(1) Any person who detains any other person, whether with or without his consent,—
(a) in any brothel, or
(b) in or upon any premises with intent that such person may have sexual intercourse with a person who is not the spouse of such person,
shall be punishable on conviction, with imprisonment of either description for aterm which shall not be less than seven years but which may be for life or for a term which may extend to ten years and shall also be liable to fine which may extend to one lakh rupees:
Provided that the court may for adequate and special reasons to be mentioned in the judgment, impose a sentence of imprisonment for a term which may be less than seven years.
(2) Where any person is found with a child in a brothel, it shall be presumed, unless the contrary is proved, that he has committed an offence under sub-section (1).
(2-A) Where a child found in a brothel, is, on medical examination, detected to have been sexually abused, it shall be presumed unless the contrary is proved, that the child has been detained for purposes of prostitution or, as the case may be, has been sexually exploited for commercial purposes.
(3) A person shall be presumed to detain a person in a brothel or in upon any premises for the purpose of sexual intercourse with a man other than her lawful husband, if such person, with intent to compel or induce her to remain there,—
(a) withholds from her any jewellery, wearing apparel, money or other property belonging to her, or
(b) threatens her with legal proceedings if she takes away with her any jewellery, wearing apparel, money or other property lent or supplied to her by or by the direction of such person.
(4) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, no suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against such woman or girl at the instance of the person by whom she has been detained, for the recovery of any jewellery, wearing apparel or other property alleged to have been lent or supplied to or for such woman or girl or to have been pledged by such woman or girl or for the recovery of any money alleged to be payable by such woman or girl.

7. Prostitution in or in the vicinity of public place .—(1) Any person who carries on prostituion and the
person with whom such prostitution is carried on, in any premises:
(a) which are within the area or areas, notified under sub-section (3), or
(b) which are within a distance of two hundred meters of any place of public religious worship, educational institution, hotel, hospital, nursing home or such other public place of any kind as may be notified in this behalf by the Commissioner of Police or Magistrate in the manner prescribed,
shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months.
(1-A) Where an offence committed under sub-section (1) is in respect of a child, the person committing the offence shall be punishable with imprisonment of either description for a term which not be less than seven years but which may be for life or for a term which may extend to ten years and shall also be liable to fine: Provided that the Court may, for adequate and special reasons to be mentioned in the judgment, impose a sentence of imprisonment for a term of less than seven years.
(2) Any person who:
(a) being the keeper of any public place knowingly permits prostitutes for purposes of their trade to resort to or remain in such place; or
(b) being the tenant, lessee, occupier or person in charge of any premises referred to in sub-section (1) knowingly permits the same or any part thereof to be used for prostitution; or
(c) being the owner, lessor or landlord of any premises referred to in sub-section (1), or the agent of such owner, lessor or landlord, lets the same or any part thereof with the knowledge that the same or any part thereof may be used for prostitution, or is wilfully a party to such use.
shall be punishable on first conviction with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees, or with both, and in the event of a second or subsequent conviction with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months and also with fine, which may extend to two hundred rupees, and if the public place or premises happen to be a hotel, thelicence for carrying on the business of such hotel under any law for the time being in force shall also be liable to be suspended for a period of not less than three months but which may extend to one year:
Provided that if an offence committed under this sub-section is in respect of a child in a hotel, such licence shall also be liable to be cancelled.
Explanation.—For the purposes of this sub-section, “hotel” shall have the meaning as in clause (6) of Section 2 of the Hotel-Receipts Tax Act, 1980 (54 of 1980).
(3) The State Government may, having regard to the kinds of persons frequenting any area or areas in the State, the nature and the density of population therein and other relevant considerations, by notification in the official Gazette, direct that the prostitution shall not be carried on in such area or areas as may be specified in the notification.
(4) Where the notification is issued under Sub-section (3) in respect of any area or areas, the State
Government shall define the limits of such area or areas in the notification with reasonable certainty.
(5) No such notification shall be issued so as to have effect from a date earlier than the expiry of a period of ninety days after the date on which it is issued.

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