25 November, 2019
Syllabus subtopic: Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism
News: More than 35% of the cases registered under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) were recorded in Manipur, show the National Crime Records Data (NCRB) provided by the Home Ministry in the Rajya Sabha last week.
Prelims Focus: about UAPA, NCRB
Mains focus: about the recent NCRB data, implications for internal security of India
Key figures in the data:
Under the UAPA, the investigating agency can file a chargesheet in maximum180 days after the arrests and the duration can be extended further after intimating the court. The antiterror Act has death penalty and life imprisonment as maximum punishment.
The NCRB is yet to publish the crime report for 2018. The data reveal that though U.P. has recorded only 12% of the cases, it topped the states in the number of arrests made.
According to rules, the competent authority in the Home Ministry or the State government has to give sanction to file a chargesheet in seven days after being approached by the investigating agency.
Source: The Hindu
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