The incidence of false criminal cases is on the increase

The incidence of false criminal cases is on the increase

E. Kalivarathan vs The State

Madras HC

23/12/2014

Crl.R.C.No.684 of 2014

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Before parting with this order, I wish to mention that the incidence of false criminal cases is on the increase. The National Crime Records Bureau, in its Report on Crime in India for the year 2000, has stated that 7.55% of the total cases registered in the Country are false cases. The latest report on Crime in India for the year 2012 has been released by National Crime Record Bureau, which shows roughly 48% of complaints were frivolous as the accused were either acquitted by the court or the complaints were found to be false at the investigation stage itself. For example, so far as the crimes against the women are concerned, the statistics shows that in rapes, dowry deaths, harassment to married women, and outraging of modesty of women, the percentage of false cases are 7.4%, 6.6%, 9.6% and 5.8% respectively.

 

The above statistics, if compared to the statistics of the year 2000, would go to show that the registration of false cases is phenomenally on the increase. Those who are implicated in these false cases suffer in terms of humiliation, loss of money, loss of working hours, loss of mental peace and at last, loss of employment as well. Most of the accused implicated in these false cases hail from poor strata of the society for whom some hearts bleed.

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