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More than 24,000 FIRs regarding child rape cases were registered in 2019 across the country. This is as per the data handed over by the Supreme Court to Amicus Curiae in a suo motu petition registered by the Court.
The Supreme Court Bench of CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose heard the suo motu petition today and appointed Senior advocate V Giri as Amicus Curiae.
The Amicus Curiae has to work with the Court to evolve a mechanism to ensure quick disposal of Child Rape cases.
As per the data collated by the Court, 24,212 FIRs have been registered from January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019 regarding Child Rape. This includes cases at the trial stage and probe stage.
Out of the same only, 911 cases have been disposed of. This is four percent of the total.
Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of FIRs registered, 3457. It has disposed of 22 FIRs which comes to 3 percent of the total FIRs registered.
Chandigarh has the highest disposal rate. 29 FIRs were registered in Chandigarh out of which 12 were disposed of, a disposal percentage of 41.
At least 17 States and Union Territories have not disposed of any of the cases.
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