Economic Offences On Rise In J&K, 669 Cases In 2021

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Srinagar- Jammu and Kashmir has seen a surge in economic offences cases over the last two years, said NCRB data. As per one estimate 621 economic offence cases were reported in 2019 with 611 the next year.

In 2021, Jammu and Kashmir saw 669 economic offence cases. They include 71 cases of criminal breach of trust, eight cases of counterfeiting and 590 cases of forgery, cheating and fraud.

Giving further details, 12 cases of criminal breach of trust were reported including 10 cases below one lakh and two cases in between 1 lakh to 10 lakh.

Among the cases of forgery, cheating and fraud, 56 such cases are of below one lakh, 38 cases between 1 lakh to 10 lakh, 8 cases of 10-50 lakhs and 3 cases of Rs 1-10 crore.

Giving details about the police disposal of economic offences, data said that 1948 cases of economic offences were pending in J&K up to ending 2020 and 669 fresh cases were reported in 2021 and 25 cases were reopened besides that 161 cases ended as the final report was found false.

It also revealed that 69 cases had insufficient evidence or were untraced while 455 cases were charge sheeted. Besides, 685 cases were disposed of by police.

As per data, the charge sheeting rate of economic offences in J&K is 66.4 percent while pendency percentage is 74 percentage. (KNO)

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