656 cases registered, 489 arrests under UAPA between 2017-19 in J&K: Tribal Affairs Ministry

Srinagar, Jul 29: The government of India (GoI) Thursday informed the parliament that 656 cases were registered while a total of 489 tribals have been arrested under the Unlawful Activities (P) Act between 2017 to 2019 in Jammu and Kashmir.

The details were shared in the parliament by the Minister of State (MoS) for Tribal Affairs Renuka Singh Saruta on Thursday in response to the queries raised in the house.

In a written response to the house the MoS  said that between 2017 to 2019 a total of 489 were arrested, 656 cases were registered while 1,278 cases have been put under trial.

The figures reveal that in the year 2017 156 under UAPA were registered and 35 arrests were made while 297 were put under trial.

In 2018, the figures reveal that a total of 245 cases were registered in which 177 persons were arrested and 391 put under trial.

Similarly, in 2019, the data said that 255 cases were registered and a total of 277 tribals were arrested and 590 were put under trial

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