1,449 cases relating to atrocities against SCs pending before NCSC
(Sourced from PTI)
As many as 1,449 cases relating to atrocities against Scheduled Castes in Bihar and Jharkhand are pending before the Commission till date, said Yogendra Paswan, a National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) member. Paswan said when he took over as the member of Commission on June 1, 2017, 646 new cases were filed, taking the total number of pending cases up to 2,206.
Of the 2,206 cases, 757 cases have been disposed of till date and thus the total pending cases before the Commission from Bihar and Jharkhand was 1449 till date, he said. Paswan said he has visited 31 of the 38 districts of Bihar so far during which he inspected 28 welfare hostels, 20 residential schools, and three "Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas".
Paswan asked the police to expedite the cases pending against the people of the Scheduled Castes category. On the Commission's directive, the police submitted charge-sheets in 38 cases relating to atrocities against SC people besides arresting 39 accused persons on its own initiative, Paswan said.