The number of prisoners awaiting trials in the country’s jails increased

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The number of undertrials in the country’s jails increased means either they are being tried in the Courts or their trials are being postponed.

New Delhi – The number of undertrials in the country’s jails has increased due to their trials have not yet commenced. This information was published in the yearly report of the National Crime Records Bureau concerning jails. As per the report, the undertrials in jails in 2015 was 4,13,000 which has increased by 17.1 %, that is, 4,38,000 in 2020.

Highest number of inmates in UP

As per the report, in 2020, UP had the highest number of inmates (1.06 lakh) followed by Bihar (51,849) and Madhya Pradesh (45,456). Among the total inmates, 22% are from UP jails alone. In Bihar 10.7%, Madhya Pradesh 9.4% of the total inmates, respectively, it stated.

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