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Over 5,000 people arrested under UAPA between 2016-2019, govt tells Rajya Sabha

Answering a question in Rajya Sabha, MoS for Home G Kishan Reddy said a total of 132 people were also acquitted during the said period.

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New Delhi: As many as 5,922 people were arrested in different parts of the country between 2016 and 2019 under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), the government informed Parliament on Wednesday.

In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said according to the latest data of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the total number of people arrested under the UAPA in 2019 was 1,948.

A total of 5,922 people were arrested under the anti-terror law between 2016 and 2019, while 132 people were acquitted during the said period, the minister added.


Also read: Smuggling gold to threaten India’s economic security a terrorist act under UAPA — Rajasthan HC


 

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