Law to Check Atrocities Against SC/ST

As per data provided by National Crime Records Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs, the number of cases registered by Police under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, during 2006, 2007 and 2008, was 32,407, 35,352 and 38,943, respectively. 

 

State/UT wise data is given in the statement below :-

State/UT

Number of cases registered by Police during the year 2006-2008, including the cases brought forward from previous years

Number of cases disposed by Police during 2006 to 2008

Number of cases pending with Police at end of the year 2008

       States

Andhra Pradesh

18783

13553

5230

Arunachal Pradesh

131

122

9

Assam

1801

840

961

Bihar

16896

7242

9654

Chhattisgarh

3835

3311

524

Goa

20

11

9

Gujarat

4063

3721

342

Haryana

990

857

133

Himachal Pradesh

318

261

57

Jharkhand

3294

1712

1582

Karnataka

8158

6722

1436

Kerala

2561

1735

826

Madhya Pradesh

16489

15485

1004

Maharashtra

5273

3887

1386

Manipur

87

1

86

Meghalaya

3

0

3

Mizoram

0

0

0

Nagaland

190

115

75

Orissa

8937

4994

3943

Punjab

835

496

339

Rajasthan

16491

15391

1100

Sikkim

84

50

34

Tamil Nadu

5218

4017

1201

Tripura

72

58

14

Uttar Pradesh

21017

18881

2136

Uttarakhand

214

186

28

West Bengal

155

53

102

Union Territories

 

 

 

A & N Islands

24

18

6

Chandigarh

8

2

6

D. & N. Haveli

25

18

7

Daman & Diu

7

3

4

Delhi

203

48

155

Lakshadweep

1

1

0

Puducherry

4

2

2

Total

136187

103793

32394

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: - (i)   The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 does not extend to State of Jammu & Kashmir.

           (ii)   Calendar year wise, data is obtained from National Crime Records Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs, and final figures are not available for 2009 & 2010.

               

                The Act is implemented by the concerned State Governments and Union Territory Administrations. Rule 7(2) of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities), Rules, 1995. The Rules stipulate that the investigating officer shall complete the investigation on top priority within thirty days. State Governments are regularly impressed upon to take necessary measures for early disposal of these cases through Advisories and in conferences and meetings. Central assistance is also provided to State Governments for setting up special police stations.

This information was given by Shri. D. Napoleon, the Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, in a written reply to a question in the Lok   Sabha today.

 COURTESY: PIB