Uttar Pradesh tops among states with highest number of ‘pending cases’ in fast track courts

Uttar Pradesh tops among states with highest number of 'pending cases' in fast track courts

Over 9.33 lakh cases are pending in fast-track courts of Uttar Pradesh.

New Delhi :

Uttar Pradesh accounts for over 70 per cent of the 13.81 lakh pending cases of heinous crimes against women, children and senior citizens in fast track courts across the country. This information has been given in the data shared by the Law Minister Kiren Rijiju with the Chief Justices of the High Courts. As per the details shared with the Chief Justices of the High Courts, over 9.33 lakh cases are pending in fast-track courts in Uttar Pradesh, while in Maharashtra the figure stands at over 1.4 lakh cases, the details said. It has been reported that 1.06 lakh cases are pending in fast track courts in Tamil Nadu, 71,260 in West Bengal and 12,538 in Telangana.

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Rijiju, in his letter dated September 2, said, “On an analysis it is found that while 88,000 (approximately) monthly new cases are registered (in fast track courts), the number of cases disposed of is 35,000, thereby The number of pending cases is increasing continuously. Apart from rape cases in fast-track special courts (FTSC), there are more than 60,000 cases related to the Protection of Child Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act and Uttar Pradesh tops it.

There are 43,000 cases pending in the FTSC courts of Maharashtra. These courts have been set up under a centrally sponsored scheme for speedy disposal of cases related to rape and POCSO Act. West Bengal has 35,653 such pending cases, followed by Bihar with 22,592 cases and Tamil Nadu third with 20,037 cases. But 19,214 such cases are pending in Odisha, 18,077 in Rajasthan, 14,392 in Kerala, 12,347 in Gujarat and 12,248 in Telangana.

There are 3,28,556 cases pending in fast track special courts in 28 states and union territories across the country. Rijiju, in a letter to the Chief Justices of the High Courts, said, “On analysis, it is found that about 10,000 new cases are filed every month. Cases are registered and only about 6,000 cases are disposed of, so the number of pending cases is increasing continuously.

(This news has not been edited by NDTV team. It has been published directly from Syndicate feed.)

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