Uttar Pradesh tops in disposal of crimes against women

Lucknow :  Maintaining its commitment to ensuring the safety and security of women in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government has attained huge success in curbing crimes against women.

Owing to the sustained efforts of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in reducing crimes against women and providing them a safe atmosphere in the state, according to NCRB, the state has secured the first position in the country in the disposal of cases registered under IPC Section-376 and POCSO Act.

In addition, Uttar Pradesh is fifth in the country in completing the investigation process within two months in the FIRs registered in these cases.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath recently held a high-level meeting regarding crimes related to women and girls, Section 376 of IPC, harassment of women and the POCSO Act, in which the police officers were instructed to curb these crimes under zero tolerance policy and reduce the number of cases registered to a minimum.

The Chief Minister during the meeting was apprised that according to the figures till February 27, 2023, out of 77,044 FIRs registered under Section-376 of IPC and POCSO Act, 75,331 cases (97.80 percent) were disposed of and the state got first place in the whole country.

In such cases, Goa stands in second place, whose ratio is 97.30 percent, while Puducherry is in third place, whose ratio is also 97.30 percent. On the other hand, the worst performance in these cases has been of Bihar, whose ratio is 18.7 percent. It is followed by Manipur at 23.7 per cent and Assam at 35.4 per cent.

Bhadohi emerges best performing district in the state-

District-wise in Uttar Pradesh, a total of 221 cases related to crimes against women were registered in Bhadohi between November 7 and February 27, which got the first place in the state by submitting the final report in all the cases without delay. On the second position is Shravasti where 358 cases were registered, out of which final reports were submitted in 356 cases. Its ratio was 99.44 percent. Jhansi stood at the third position, where 668 cases were registered, out of which final reports were submitted in 663 cases. Its ratio was 99.25 percent.

Uttar Pradesh has secured fifth position with 71.8 percent in completing the investigation process of FIRs registered under Section 376 of IPC and POCSO Act within two months. Similarly, Uttar Pradesh has secured the third position with 0.5 per cent rate of pending investigation for more than two months. On this, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath instructed the Home Department officials present in the meeting to speed up the investigation process and complete the pending investigation at the earliest.

The Chief Minister has also instructed the officers that special attention should be paid to the districts whose performance is not good in such matters. This will lead to further decrease in crimes related to women in the state, on the other hand, people’s faith in the police will increase. He said that the cases related to the POCSO Act should also be reviewed every month at the district level.

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