The farmers parked their tractors on the side of highways and demanded to exclude agriculture from the WTO agreement and implement a law to guarantee minimum support price (MSP).
Uttar Pradesh has been placed at the eight position in cyber crime in the country though the number of such cases have marginally increased in the year 2022 in comparison to 2021, according to the latest report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).
The report says the highest number of cases of sexual exploitation (787) due to cyber crime occurred in Maharashtra, while 542 cases occurred in UP. If we compare the rate of cyber crime incidents in other states, UP is at eighth place.
A total 11,097 cases of cyber crime have been registered in UP in 2020, 8,829 in 2021 and 10,117 in 2022.
However 10,741 cases of cyber crime were registered in Karnataka in the year 2022. Last year, chargesheet could be filed in the court only in 45.3 percent of cyber crime cases in UP.
If one looks at the reasons for cyber crime cases in UP, last year 37 cases were due to personal rivalry, 108 cases were due to anger, 4,506 were for the purpose of fraud, 1,250 were for extortion, 883 were for the purpose of tarnishing the image and 58 were for the purpose of prank.
Apart from this, 542 sexual assaults were committed, 57 were committed for political reasons and 13 out of hatred towards the country. Police also arrested 7,122 fraudsters in cyber crime last year. Maximum 450 cases of pornography were also registered in UP last year.
There has been a steady decline in environmental crimes in UP too. In 2020, 2,981 cases of environmental crimes were registered in UP. It decreased to 1,573 in 2021 and 1,486 in 2022. Last year, 1,201 cases of environmental crimes were registered under the Forest Conservation Act, 120 under the Wildlife Protection Act, 103 under the Environment Protection Act, six cases of air and water pollution, 55 cases related to cigarettes and tobacco products and one case of noise pollution. The police filed charge sheets in the court in 96.2 percent of these cases.