Provision


1  Whoever, knowingly or having reason to believe that a minor has been trafficked, engages such minor for sexual exploitation in any manner, shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than five years, but which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.
2  Whoever, knowingly by or having reason to believe that a person has been trafficked, engages such person for sexual exploitation in any manner, shall be punished With rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than three years, but which may extend to five years, and shall also be liable to fine.


Simply Put

First part of this section means if a person is having knowledge about a minor who has been trafficked and engaged in any sexual activity to such a minor, that person shall be punished with rigirous imprisonment for a term not less than 5 years and which can extend up to7 years and shall also be liable for fine. Second part of this section means if a person having knowledge that a person has been trafficked and he engages that person in any sexual activity, then the person doing so shall be liable for rigorous imprisonment for a period of 3 years which can extend up to 5 years and shall also be liable for fine.



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