Arrests Under UAPA On The Rise; 75% Cases Have No Chargesheet: Centre

by Rahul Gautam Sep 17, 2020 • 08:20 PM Views 807

Arrests under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) have been on the rise in the country but the chargesheeting has been poor. UAPA is the same law whose ‘unfair’ use by the present dispensation has put it under criticism by many human rights organisations. In the Lok Sabha, the Ministry of Home Affairs has informed that a total of 922 UAPA cases were registered across India in 2016, 901 in 2017 and 1,182 in 2018. According to the data presented in the Lok Sabha, less than 25% of cases had chargesheets filed by the police so far. in 2016, chargesheets were filed in only 232 cases. In 2017 the figure stood at 272 and in 2018 it was 317