Over 5,600 ‘offences against State’ in 2020, cases dip 27% | India News

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NEW DELHI: As many as 5,613 cases relating to ‘offences against the State’, in which a total 7,607 persons were arrested, were registered across the country in 2020. This marks a sharp 26.7% fall from the 7,656 such offences recorded in 2019, in which a total 12,140 persons were arrested.
The head ‘offences against the State’ included in the NCRB annual report on ‘Crime in India’ covers cases registered under IPC Sections 121-123, 124A (sedition) and 153B (imputation and assertions prejudicial to national integration), Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, Official Secrets Act and Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.
Of the 5,613 offences against the State reported nationwide in 2020, 4,524 were under Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 796 under UAPA, 99 under Section 121-123 of IPC, 82 under Section 153B of IPC, 73 under Section 124A of IPC, and 39 under Official…

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