Pendency percentage at higher level
JAMMU, Sept 17: Police disposal of crime cases in Jammu and Kashmir during the year 2020 was slightly lower than the disposal rate at national level while the pendency percentage of the cases under investigation during the period was significantly higher than the pendency at all India level.
This has been established in the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) in its annual report ‘Crime in India’ covering crime statistics for the year 2020.
According to the report, Jammu and Kashmir Police disposed of 21583 cases during the year 2020 and submitted the charge-sheet in 17674 cases while 21670 cases were still pending at the end of the year.
Among all the criminal cases of different nature, which were chargesheeted by J&K Police during the year, 14989 were reported in 2020 and 2685 were from the previous years.
The NCRB statistics reveal that there were total 43254 cases for investigation under Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Special Local Laws (SLL) during the year 2020. These included cases of murder, assault, theft, kidnapping and abduction, rape, sectarian violence, enmity, forgery, fraud etc.
Out of these 43254 cases under investigation, 14298 were pending cases of previous year, 28911 were reported in the year 2020 and 45 others were the cases which were re-opened for the investigation.
Among these cases under investigation, two were transferred to other agencies while 1848 cases ended with the final report as false and two more cases ended as mistake of fact or civil dispute.
In the final report of 3907 cases, 2053 cases were found true but Police had insufficient evidence or could not trace any clue for further investigation and consequent chargesheeting.
NCRB report further reveals that 204 cases were stayed by the competent court while one case was quashed at investigation stage. Hence, in the year 2020, Police submitted chargesheet in total 17674 cases, which included 15177 under IPC and 249 under SLL.
As per these statistics, chargesheeting rate of the cases under investigation in the year 2020 was 84 while pendency percentage of the cases at the end of the year was 52.5.
Similarly, in the Union Territory of Ladakh, there were total 533 cases for investigation, which included 403 cases reported during 2020 and 130 cases pending from the previous year.
Out of these, 388 cases were disposed of and chargesheet was submitted in 342 cases while 145 others cases were still pending at the end of the year 2020. Thus in the Ladakh UT, chargesheeting rate of 90.45 was registered in 2020 while pendency percentage at the end of the year was 36.2.
Among the total 533 cases for investigation in Ladakh, Police could not find sufficient evidence or any clue in 35 cases while six cases ended as Final Report false and five cases ended as mistake of fact or civil dispute.
Regarding Police disposal of crime cases at national level in the year 2020, the NCRB report says that chargesheeting rate was 84.8 while pendency percentage was 31.65.
There were total 8354964 cases under investigation, which included 1750082 pending cases of previous year, 6601285 cases reported during the year 2020 and 3597 cases, which were re-opened for investigation.
Out of these, 131 cases were withdrawn by Government during the investigation while 7555 cases ended as Final Report non-cognizable. 104756 cases ended as Final Report false while 155651 cases ended as mistake of fact or civil dispute.
Total 5521496 cases were disposed of by Police and chargesheet in 4556879 cases was submitted by the investigating agency. The chargesheeting rate was 84.8 while pendency percentage was 31.65.