28% of Kerala candidates facing criminal cases

12% candidates accused of murder, attempt to murder, rape and other serious crimes

GN Bureau | May 12, 2016


#ADR   #Kerala   #Assembly Polls   #Kerala Elections   #CPI(M)   #BJP   #Kerala Polls  


Even in God’s own country – Kerala - which is rated high for grass root democracy and political awareness, parties have fielded candidates who stand accused of serious crimes including rape and murder.

An analysis of the affidavits filed by candidates for the assembly polls has revealed that 28% of them have criminal cases registered against them. The survey by Kerala Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms [ADR] has picked details from the affidavits of 1125 out of the 1203 candidates; while details about others were unavailable.

The survey found that 138 candidates [12%] were accused of serious criminal cases including murder, attempt to murder, rape, kidnapping, dacoity and crimes against women.

Four candidates have declared that they are facing charges of murder under section 302 of the IPC; 19 to attempt to murder under Section-307 IPC while 11 candidates have declared that they are facing charges related to crimes against women.

Shajahan S, an Independent candidate from Parassala is the lone candidate facing charges of Rape (Section-376 IPC).

Beside the state has 48 red alert constituencies with 3 or more candidates with declared criminal cases.

Kerala goes to polls on May 16 to elect 140 members for the Legislative Assembly.

To read the full report click here


 

 

 

 

Comments

 

Other News

Battle over cattle, Delhi govt schools lead the way and, why we must return to Gandhi & Tagore

On May 23 this year, the ministry of environment issued ‘Rules on prevention of cruelty to animals (regulation of livestock market)’ with the purported aim of regulating animal markets. When one reads the rules – notwithstanding the lame efforts from union ministers to issue clarificati

BEML unveils 9 MW capacity windmill park

  BEML, a mini ratna category-1 enterprise of the defence ministry, has set a target of using 100 percent renewable energy for its own consumption.   In this connection, BEML’s 9 MW Windmill Park installed at Bagalkot District in Karnataka was recently

BHEL registers increase in intellectual capital

  Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a Maharatna enterprise, has recorded nearly 14 percent growth in its intellectual capital in 2016-17 fiscal. During the year, a record 508 patents and copyrights were filed by the company, translating into filing of nearly two patents/copyrights

NALCO partners with CII, Odisha for outreach programmes on GST

  National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) has joined hands with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Odisha, to organise outreach programmes for industries and other stakeholders on GST implementation.   Series of interactive programmes are being

EPFO inks MoU with HUDCO for Housing for All by 2022

  Taking prime minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Housing for all by 2022’ forward, Employees` Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has amended the EPF Scheme, 1952 to provide assistance in acquiring affordable houses to the EPF members by allowing withdrawal from PF to

IndianOil LPG import terminal to reduce refill backlog in Kerala

IndianOil is currently transporting bulk LPG from Mangalore to various LPG bottling plants in north Kerala through about 100 bullet trucks every day, which ply on narrow highways. A pipeline connecting the proposed LPG import terminal to Kochi Refineries Limited and the LPG bottling plants at Udayamperoo



Video

पाकिस्तानी सेना कैमरे में कैद करना चाहती थी ये हमला

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter