Criminal

Escort Services- Legal Aspects

Escort means attendant/helper/guide

These services should not be confused with:

  1. Aya
  2. Nurse
  3. Female Security Guard
  4. Maidservant
  5. Brothel

Escort service is actually covered prostitution. In the nineties, it was called ” Call girl service”. Male and female both candidates are available for services.  The service is for the purpose of prostitution or illicit intercourse with clients or customers.

Calling somebody as ‘Sex worker’ doesn’t transform the nature of service i.e prostitution.

Prostitution means the act of a female offering her body for promiscuous sexual intercourse for hire, whether in money or in kind, and whether offered immediately or otherwise, and the expression ‘prostitute’ shall be construed accordingly. The word ‘promiscuous’,. it excludes intercourse which a person may have with a permanently kept concubine. The import of that word is that the woman or girl offering her body offers it for hire to anyone who desired it for sexual intercourse.

Morals and law are not synonymous. As soon as law enters the sphere of morals, its construction and implementation both seem to be fraught with difficulties. One such law is this legislation relating to the suppression of prostitution. Whatever be its origins and reason for its survival, be they biological, economic, social or psychological, prostitution is a practice as old as civilization. At one time courtesans carved for themselves an accepted niche in society nearing respectability. Still, later it came to be protected, licensed and regulated by law. In spite of puritan fervor it is difficult to totally eradicate this ancient practice unless the society guarantees to supply suitable employment and more rigorous its suppression is, more defiantly docs it emerge overtly and covertly in other sophisticated forms. In general, there is universal agreement that the practice of non-marital sex as a profession is degrading to the dignity of mankind, of women in particular. In pursuance of ratification by India of the International Convention of the suppression of traffic in persons and of the exploitation of the prostitution by others, signed in New York in 1950 on May 9, the Act was enacted.

Rate and Category of Female Escorts in Kolkata 

College Girls: LLB/MBA/MSc/Engineer 

InCall – Out-Call
1 Hours :
INR 4000-10,000
3 Hours :
INR 10,000-20,000
Full Night :
INR 10,000-30,000

Housewives: Single Unit/Joint Family 
InCall – Out-Call
1 Hours :
INR 4000-10,000
3 Hours :
INR 10,000-20,000
Full Night :
INR 10,000-30,000

High Profile
Ramp Models
Air Hostess
VIP Models
Struggling Actresses/TV Actress/Bengali Cine Actress
Foreigners
Russian Girls

Place of service :

  1. House of the Customer
  2. Massage parlor
  3. Luxury Car
  4. Hotels [on confirmation of Booking]
  5. Our Station Resort

Connected laws :

  1. Suppression of Immoral Traffic in Women and Girls Act, 1956 

The Act seeks to do is not to stop the profession or trade of a prostitute altogether : Smt. Shama Bai and Another Vs. State of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow and Others, , and imposes reasonable restrictions on it. Municipal Committee, Malerkotla Vs. Mohd. Mushtaq, . What it seeks to prohibit is the act of a common prostitute and, Therefore, a single act of offer cannot amount to an offer for purposes of promiscuous intercourse. Promiscuity in prostitution means indiscriminate bartering of sex favors without any emotional attachment and for monetary considerations. In Re: Ratnamala and Another, , and Bai Shanta Vs. State of Gujarat, , it was pointed out that the purpose of the Act is not to render prostitution per se a criminal offence, but it is to inhibit or abolish commercialized vice as an organized means of living. So In re Kamala, Air 1966 Madras 312, it was held that merely to indulge in some flirtation with a stranger, or to behave in such a way as to attract the attention of persons of the opposite sex, may be regrettable or immodest, but per se, it does not amount to any offence under the Act. It excludes a permanently kept concubine or a women taken without paying any consideration. The entire scheme behind the Act is not the proof of a single incident of prostitution or of the activities of a prostitute. There must be indiscriminate sexuality requiring more than one customer : In Re: Devakumar and Others, , and Bai Shanta (supra). In Re: Dhanalakshmi, , it was observed that the phrase ‘for purposes of prostitution’ postulates plurality of instances of prostitution. A single instance would not suffice for the purpose of prostitution. But plural and indiscriminate sexuality can be inferred from the facts and surrounding circumstances of the case and it is not necessary that the evidence of more than one customer of the prostitute should be adduced, vide T. Jacob Vs. State of Kerala, , and Kriahnamurthy @ Tailor Krishnan v. Public Prosecutor, Madras 1967 Cri. L.J. 544, and Deva kumar (supra). Promiscuity lies in an intentional indifference in the selection of parties as long as they pay. The relationship is usually marked by brevity and inside contempt for each other. Mere offer for such promiscuous sex, in or near a public place will be an offence u/s 8 of the Act. If the facts alleged could be proved, then certainly the act complained of was an act for purposes of prostitution in this case.

What is punishable under the Act is sexual exploitation or abuse of persons for commercial purposes and to earn the bread thereby except where a person is carrying on prostitution in the vicinity of a public place (vide Section 7) or when a person is found soliciting or seducing another person (vide Section 8).

2. Tamil Nadu Prevention of Dangerous Activities of Bootleggers, Drug Offenders, Goondas, Immoral Traffic Offenders and Slum-Grabbers, Act, 1982

3. Cable Television Network (Regulation) Act 1995

What is illegal : 

  1. Running a web service
  2. Running a phone call service
  3. Direct contact service
  4. Email solicitation
  5. Distribution obscene/nude photographs or VDO clippings for Service
  6. Spreading STD
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