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In accordance with Section 14 of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) {PoA} Act, 1989, the State Governments with the concurrence of the Chief Justice of the High Court, specify for each district, a Court of Session to be a Special Court for the purpose of speedy trial of offences under the Act. Accordingly, State Governments of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan have designated District Session Courts as Special Courts. Further, to accelerate the pace of trial of cases under the PoA Act, exclusive Special Courts have also been set up in these States namely Gujarat (26), Maharashtra (3), Madhya Pradesh (43) and Rajasthan (25). The Number of cases disposed off/pending in these Courts are as under:

 

Name of State Year Disposed off Pending
Gujarat 2013 1319 10042
2014 892 7364
Maharashtra 2013 860 8471
2014 969 7559
Madhya Pradesh 2013 3485 14025
2014 4111 14268
Rajasthan 2013 1867 14483
2014 2198 13678

 

The data for the year 2015 has not yet been generated by the National Crime Records Bureau.

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