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GS-III :
  • 25 November, 2019

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Manipur, J&K top UAPA cases list

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:

  • Manipur registered 330 cases in 2017 in which 352 persons were arrested.
  • With 156 cases, Jammu and Kashmir ( J&K) recorded 17% of such cases, followed by Assam (133) which reported 14% of all cases registered under it in 2017 in the entire country. Uttar Pradesh (109 cases) recorded 12% and Bihar (52) accounted for 5%.

About UAPA

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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