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Treason: 326 cases in 6 years; The culprits are only 6

Thiruvananthapuram: The Supreme Courtroom has confirmed that treason legislation is being extensively misused. The figures launched by the Union Home Ministry affirm studies that treason prices have elevated within the nation because the Modi authorities got here to energy.

Though treason circumstances have been registered from 2014-19, solely six individuals have been convicted in nominal circumstances to this point. Within the six years from 2014 to 2019, 326 circumstances have been registered for treason. Just one.84 per cent of the accused within the case have been discovered responsible by the court docket. Investigative businesses are additionally unable to file prices in a well timed method and provoke proceedings. That is an evaluation as a result of the legislation is being abused.

Out of 326 circumstances, solely 141 circumstances have been charged. That’s solely 43.25 per cent. Of the 47 circumstances registered in 2014, 33 haven’t been charged even after seven years. Assam has the best variety of circumstances in six years‌– 54. None of those have been convicted. The figures for 2020 haven’t been launched by the Home Ministry.

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