Preventive detentions in 2021 up by 23.7% compared to year before
With over 1.1 lakh people in preventive detention, 2021 saw an increase of over 23.7% in preventive detention compared to a year ago, according to the latest data released by the National Crime Records Bureau.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- Of these, 483 were in custody under the National Security Act.
A total of more than 24,500 people placed in preventive custody were either in custody or were still in custody till the end of last year.
According to the 2017 NCRB report, a total of 67,084 people were detained in the year 2017 as a preventive measure.
The number of persons placed under detention has been increasing steadily since 2017.
The number is more than 98,700 in 2018 and more than 1.06 lakh in 2019 and 89,405 in 2020.
According to data related to 2021, last year 1,10,683 people were placed under preventive detention.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -
Preventive Detention :
It is a statutory power under the state, under which the state can detain any person to prevent him from committing any possible offence.
Article 22 of the Indian Constitution provides protection to persons arrested or taken into custody.
There are two types of detention - punitive and preventive.
Under punitive detention, a person is punished after trial and conviction in court for the offence committed by him.
Under preventive detention, a person is detained without trial and without conviction by the court.
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