Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Nagaland registered second highest sedition cases in 2021

Spl. Correspondent

Out of the 76 cases for sedition registered in 2021 in the country under IPC Section 124A, seven cases were registered in Nagaland, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report.
The report “Crime in India” stated that Nagaland registered nine cases under ‘offences against the state’ segment including seven sedition charges. The two cases were registered under Sec.121, 121A, 122 & 123 IPC. In all, 149 ‘offences against State’, under various Sections of IPC, were reported in 2021,
According to the report, 86 people were arrested in sedition crimes across the country in 2021, while there were 1,604 arrests under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act [UAPA].
The maximum cases of sedition were reported from Andhra Pradesh (29) followed by Manipur and Nagaland (7 each), Haryana (5), Delhi (4), and Uttar Pradesh and Assam (3 each), it added.
It said 66 persons in sedition crimes and 1,317 under UAPA law were chargesheeted in 2021. While no one was convicted of sedition crimes in 2021, 62 people were convicted under UAPA. The average charge-sheeting rate across the country stood at 78 per cent in 2021. The maximum cases under the broader ‘offences against the State’ category were lodged in Uttar Pradesh with 1,862 cases in 2021, down from 2,217 in 2020 and 2,107 in 2019, the report stated.
UP was followed by Tamil Nadu (654), Assam (327), Jammu and Kashmir (313) and West Bengal (274) among the states that lodged the highest number of offences against the state. Delhi lodged 18 such cases in 2021, the data showed.
The maximum offences against the State were lodged under the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act (4,078 cases), the data showed. The maximum cases of UAPA were reported from Manipur (157) followed by Assam (95), Jharkhand (86), Uttar Pradesh (83), J&K (289). Delhi lodged five cases of UAPA in 2021, the report showed.