India registered 14 cases of offences against State every day in 2021

New Delhi, September 02 (KMS): India lodged 5,164 cases of offences against the State, including those under sedition, the Official Secrets Act and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, in 2021 with an average of 14 cases every day, according to latest government data.

Besides 5,164 new such cases, 8,600 cases pending investigation were carried forward from previous year and three cases were reopened for probe. This pushed the total number of cases pending investigations in 2021 to 13,767, the National Crime Records Bureau’s (NCRB’s) annual report showed.

Of the total such cases last year, 79.2 per cent were registered under The Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act (4,089 cases) followed by 814 cases (15.8 per cent) under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, the data showed.

The average charge-sheeting rate across the country stood at 78 per cent in 2021, as per the official data.

The maximum cases under the broader ‘offences against the State’ category were lodged in Uttar Pradesh with 1,862 cases in 2021, the report stated. Uttar Pradesh was followed by Tamil Nadu (654), Assam (327), Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (313) and West Bengal (274) among the states that lodged the highest number of offences against the state. New Delhi lodged 18 such cases in 2021, the data showed.

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