279 sedition cases were registered under Section 124A of IPC between 2015 and 2019, says govt | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Between 2015 and 2019, 279 sedition cases were registered under Section 124A of IPC, though only nine persons were convicted in five cases in this period, the home ministry told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Similarly, 5,128 cases were registered under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) between 2015 and 2019, though only 155 persons were convicted in 123 cases.
Reply to a question, MoS Nityanand Rai quoted NCRB data to state that 279 sedition cases were registered, 127 cases chargesheeted and conviction secured in 5 cases in the five years since 2015. Also, a total 321 persons were chargesheeted for sedition and only 9 convicted in this period.
As regards UAPA cases, between 2015 and 2019, 5,128 cases were registered and chargesheet filed in 1,427 cases in which a total 3,613 persons were chargesheeted. Only 123 cases reached the conviction stage, in which 155 persons were convicted, Rai told the Rajya Sabha

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