Over 5,600 ‘offences against State’ in 2020, cases dip 27% | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As many as 5,613 cases referring to ‘offences against the State’, in which a complete 7,607 individuals had been arrested, had been registered throughout the nation in 2020. This marks a pointy 26.7% fall from the 7,656 such offences recorded in 2019, in which a complete 12,140 individuals had been arrested.
The head ‘offences against the State’ included in the NCRB annual report on ‘Crime in India’ covers cases registered below IPC Sections 121-123, 124A (sedition) and 153B (imputation and assertions prejudicial to nationwide integration), Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, Official Secrets Act and Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.
Of the 5,613 offences against the State reported nationwide in 2020, 4,524 had been below Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 796 below UAPA, 99 below Section 121-123 of IPC, 82 below Section 153B of IPC, 73 below Section 124A of IPC, and 39 below Official Secrets Act.
Uttar Pradesh accounted for 39% of the all-India ‘offences against the State’. Also, 96% of the ‘offences against the State’ recorded by UP final yr had been below the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.
Among the opposite states that reported a major quantity of ‘offences against the State’ had been Tamil Nadu (668), Assam (333), J&Ok (317) and Delhi (18).
Of the 796 UAPA cases registered in the nation in 2020, the utmost had been in J&Ok (287), adopted by Manipur (169), Jharkhand (86), Assam (76) and UP (72). Sedition cases had been highest in Manipur (15) and Assam (12), adopted by UP (7). Maharashtra topped the chart by recording nearly one-fourth of the countrywide cases below OSA.
As many as 7,607 individuals had been arrested for ‘offences against the State’, 956 individuals had been convicted, 54 had been discharged and 1,282 acquitted.
A complete 6,009 individuals had been arrested below Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1,321 below UAPA (up from 1,226 in 2019), 44 for sedition and 52 below OSA. While 80 individuals had been convicted below UAPA, 116 had been acquitted and eight discharged by the courts. Three individuals had been convicted for sedition and 4 acquitted. One particular person every was convicted and acquitted below OSA.

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