State reports third highest UAPA arrests

Uttar Pradesh reported the highest number of arrests under the stringent Unlaw-ful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967, follow-ed by Jammu and Kashmir, and Manipur, according to data tabled by the Govt in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
UP recorded 361 UAPA arrests, J&K 346 arrests, and Manipur 225 arrests in the year 2020 alone.
Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said in a written reply that as per the National Crime Record Bureau’s report, “the num-ber of persons arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in the years 2019 and 2020 are 1,948 and 1,321 respectively.”
In another reply, Mr Rai said that since 2016, 7,243 persons were arrested under UAPA and during the same period 212 persons were convicted. As many as 286 cases ended in acquittal, it said.
The Hindu