first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI) BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh has recorded a staggering 340 per cent increase, highest among all the states, in the atrocities against Scheduled Castes between 2013 and 2014, Rajya Sabha was informed today.The figures from National Crime Records Bureau were provided by Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in Rajya Sabha.The figures show 242 cases were registered for crimes against persons belonging to Scheduled Castes in 2013 whereas in the year 2014 the number went to 1,066.Delhi recorded an increase of 55 per cent from 55 in 2013 to 87 in 2014.Haryana recorded 68.3 per cent increase in the crime against the Scheduled Castes from 493 in 2013 to 830 in 2014 while Madhya Pradesh recorded an increase of 40.9 per cent from 2,945 in 2013 to 4,151 in 2014.Rajasthan recorded an increase of 23.9 per cent from 6,475 in 2013 to 4,151 in 2014 and Uttarakhand recorded an increase of 44.2 per cent from 34 in 2013 to 61 in 2014.Bihar recorded an increase of 17 per cent in cases from 6,721 in 2013 to 7,893 in 2014.States such as Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Assam, Gujarat, Odisha, Punjab have recorded decrease in such crimes between 2013 and 2014. PTI ABS IKA SC IKAlast_img