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Reddy said about 12,609 rape cases were registered under POCSO this year.

Of this, charge-sheets have been filed in 6,222 cases while 2,397 cases are under investigation.

“The Centre is going to set up fast track courts and a proposal in this regard will be placed before the cabinet in the coming days,” the minister said. Regarding NCRB report on rising crime rate, he said earlier the cases were not reported and the reporting of crime has increased with the launch of online portal after the Nirbhaya incident. “There is no doubt that cases are rising but the fact is that reporting of cases has gone up and it is very important to deal with these

The number of cases being registered has gone up after it was made mandatory for police to register such crimes and probe within four months,” he added. Expressing concern over cyber crime threats, he said: “This is a serious issue. Our government is taking steps like launch of cyber crime portal.” “The cyber crime will pose a problem in future. There should be discussion in the House on this issue. We should bring this in syllabus and curriculum,” he added.


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