6,900 cases have been registered under UAPA from 2014 to 2020.

Whom does the UAPA apply to?

Last updated on Jun 16, 2022

The UAPA applies to anyone who commits a UAPA crime in India or outside India1. It applies to Indian citizens irrespective of where the crime is committed and also includes people in Government service, and people on ships and aircrafts registered in India.

Types of persons

Apart from individuals, the UAPA also applies to2:

  • Companies
  • Firms
  • Organisations and associations of persons
  • Any agency, office or branch owned or controlled by the above.
  1. Section 1, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.[]
  2. Section 2(ec), Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.[]

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