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8900 cases under SC/ST act found false in 2016: Govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

As many as 8,900 cases were found to be "false or mistake of fact or law" under the and the (Prevention of Atrocities) Act in 2015, with more than half of them being reported from Rajasthan, the was informed today.

Referring to the data of National Crime Records Bureau in this regard, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla said that has reported second highest number, 1,099 cases while recorded 664 cases under the category in 2015.

reported 477 such cases while 400, he added.

In 2014, total number of cases stood at 9,704 with reporting the highest number at 5,018 under the category of "false/mistake of fact or law" followed by (957) and (670).

In 2013, 9,253 such cases were registered with reporting 4,416 cases followed by (1511) and (686).

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First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 20:48 IST