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Increase Of Human Rights Violations By Indian Police

India on 29 October 2013
Location : Chennai, India | Source : Bernama. Image Source: Flickr User Bobulix

The number of police accused of human rights violations is on the rise in India with 205 cases reported last year, Press Trust of India (PTI) has learnt.

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) said last year's figure was an increase of 72 and 37 from 2011 and 2011 respectively.

The cases mainly involve disappearances of people, illegal detention, fake encounter killings, violation against terrorists or extremists, extortion, torture, failure in taking action and indignity to women among others.

However, only 19 police personnel from out of 205 cases were charged last year but none were convicted.

North eastern state of Assam reported the highest cases of human rights violations in 2012 with 102 cases while national capital Delhi had 75 cases.

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