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Praja Foundation: 85% accused in murder, rape, kidnapping cases ‘innocent’ – 85% accused of murder, kidnapping and rape cases either discharged or acquitted praja foundation report
Eighty-five per cent of the accused in the Mumbai Sessions Courts have been acquitted of serious offenses like murder, rape and kidnapping. This information has come to light from the report released till 2020 by Praja Foundation. Lack of investigating officers, consequent delays in investigation, untimely testimony of witnesses, delay in forensic report are the major reasons behind this. Corona and the resulting lockdown, however, have reduced crime by about 38 percent.