In a shocking revelation, Rajasthan Director General of Police (DGP) Umesh Mishra on Monday said that 41 pc rape cases registered in the state are false.
“It is noteworthy that out of the total cases of rape registered in our state, 41 percent are found to be false, while at the national level, the percentage of false cases is only 8,” Rajasthan DGP Mishra said while speaking to reporters during a press conference at the Rajasthan Police headquarters.
Mishra said while speaking to reporters during a press conference at the Rajasthan Police headquarters.
Mishra also said that it is a misconception that Rajasthan ranks first in India in cases of rape, whereas the truth is that Madhya Pradesh ranks first and Rajasthan ranks second.
He claimed that the reason behind this misconception is that the Rajasthan police register each such case. The reason for the low number of rape cases in Madhya Pradesh is the failure to register FIRs and not relatively less amount of crime.
He mentioned that other states do not register cases in serious cases like rape and they start investigating them as complaints, instead. “Many times the criminals get the benefit of this and there is a danger of destruction of many important pieces of evidence,” he added.
He further stated that there are clear instructions to the police in Rajasthan that there should be no delay in registering a rape case. If there is a false case, FIR will be registered and legal action will be taken against those who have registered the false cases.
“In the year 2022, there has been a total increase of 68 percent in the proceedings against those who got false cases filed as compared to the previous year.”
He also said, “The national average of pending rape cases is 30 percent, while in Rajasthan it is only 12 percent, while the national average in getting punishment is 28 percent. While in Rajasthan, the rate of getting punishment in such cases is 47.9,” he added.
Mishra said that the year 2022 was good for the Rajasthan Police in many ways.
“There has been a success in solving the cases of atrocities against women. In 2018, it used to take 211 days to dispose of these cases whereas now it is being disposed of in 69 days,” he said.
DGP Mishra said that the police are taking prompt action in the case of the POCSO Act also as a result, in the last 4 years, the death sentence was given in 12 such cases and 466 have been sentenced to life imprisonment or 20 years of rigorous imprisonment.
DGP Mishra gave the account of the works of Rajasthan Police in 2022 by holding a press conference on Monday.
Speaking on other issues, he said that digitization is being done for paperless work. Weekly off for policemen has started.