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UP reports most arrests, convictions under UAPA in 2020, MHA data reveals

The Ministry of Home Affairs informed the Lok Sabha that in the year 2020, 361 people were arrested and 54 were convicted in Uttar Pradesh under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) as compared to other states and union territories. on Tuesday.

This information was shared by Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs Nityanand Rai in a written reply to a question asked by Saptagiri Shankar Ulaka, MP from Odisha’s Koraput, on the total number of undertrial persons lodged in jail under unlawful cases. Activity Prevention Act (UAPA), 1967 along with how many people were denied bail.

Rai said that according to the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India, police and public order are state subjects.

“However, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) compiles data on crime reported by states and union territories and publishes it in its annual publication ‘Crime in India’. The latest published report is for the year 2020,” He replied.

When asked whether each undertrial UAPA prisoner has been in jail without bail, the Minister replied that specific data about the number of persons who were denied bail under UAPA, each undertrial prisoner in jail without bail is the period. Not maintained by NCRB.

According to the NCRB report on the number of persons arrested, persons on bail, convicted persons and acquitted under UAPA in the year 2020, Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of arrested persons after Jammu and Kashmir (346) and Manipur has been recorded. 225).

“In terms of conviction rate under UAPA, UP has the highest number of 54, followed by Tamil Nadu at 21, Jharkhand 3 and Jammu and Kashmir 2. And those arrested under UAPA, but out on bail, have the highest number Jammu and Kashmir had 103, Tamil Nadu 44, Kerala 22 and Manipur 19,” Rai said.

Further, he pointed out that Tamil Nadu (50) had the highest number of acquitted people under the UAPA followed by Jharkhand (46), Assam (13) and Jammu and Kashmir at four.

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