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82,190 Muslim prisoners in jails by 2014


New Delhi: As many as 82,190 Muslim prisoners are lodged in different jails across the country by the end of 2014, Rajya Sabha was told today.

Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said that as per data compiled by National Crime Records Bureau, at the end of 2014, there were 82,190 Muslim prisoners of which 21,550 were convicts, 59,550 were undertrials, 658 detainees and 432 other prisoners.

“As per data compiled by NCRB for 2014, the percentage of convicted Muslim prisoners to the total convicted prisoners was 16.38 per cent and the percentage of Muslim undertrial prisoners to the total undertrial prisoners was 21.05 per cent,” he said replying to a written question.

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