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750 arrested, 787 cases registered under UAPA in JK between 2018 to 2020: GoI

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Relatives of inmates wait outside Srinagar central jail to meet their kin. [FPK File Photo/Vikar Syed]

New Delhi: The Government of India has informed the Parliament that a total of 787 cases under UAPA were registered while 750 persons were arrested in Jammu and Kashmir between 2018 to 2020.

The Minister of State (MoS) Nityanand Rai in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) India responded to the queries in parliament including statistics regarding the number of cases registered and number of persons arrested under UAPA

In a written reply to the House, the MoS India said that the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) compiles the data on crime as reported to it by States and Union Territories and publishes the same in its annual publication ‘Crime in India’.

He said that the latest published report is for the year 2020.

Giving figures, he said that a total of 787, cases were registered while a total of 750 persons were arrested under UAPA in JK between 2018 to 2020.

Giving year-wise breakup, he said that in the year 2018 a total of 245 cases were registered and 177 persons were arrested.

In 2019, he informed that 255 cases were registered and 227 persons were arrested.

Rai said that 287 cases were registered in 2019 and 346 persons were arrested.

He said that cases under UAPA are investigated by state police and the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

“As far as NIA is concerned, so far 49 special courts have been designated across the country for the speedy trial of NIA cases,” he said.

 

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