373. (1) Whoever—

(a) keeps, manages or assists in the management of a brothel;

(b) being the owner of any place or the agent of such owner, or being the occupier of any place, lets the place or any part thereof with the knowledge that such place or part is to be used as a brothel or permits such place or part to be used as a brothel or is wilfully a party to the continued use of such place or part as a brothel,

shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to fifteen years, and shall also be liable to fine.

(2) In this section, “brothel” means any place occupied or used by any two or more persons whether at the same time or at different times for purposes of prostitution.