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Jharkhand Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all 208 candidates from 16 constituencies who are contesting in the fifth phase of Jharkhand 2014 elections.
Out of the 208 candidates, 59 (28%) candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.
Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases: 36 (17%) candidates have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to rape, murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, crimes against women.
Candidates with cases related to murder: 5 candidates have declared cases related to murder. Devendra Dehri of CPI(M) from Litipara constituency, Krishna Mahto of JVM(P) from Rajmahal constituency, Surya Narayan Hansda of JVM(P) from Borio constituency, Pitar Hembram of Revolutionary Socialist Party from Dumka constituency and Arbind
Ramdas, Independent from Godda constituency have declared cases related to murder.
Candidates with cases related to Attempt to Murder: 11 candidates have declared cases of attempt to murder.
Out of these 11 candidates, one candidate each is from BJP, CPI(M), INC, JVM(P), LJP, Revolutionary Socialist Party,RJD, Samata Party and 3 candidates are independents.
Candidates with cases related to Crimes against Women: 4 candidates have declared cases related to crimes against women. Rajesh Kumar Sah of JMM from Godda constituency has declared a case of rape (IPC Section-376) and Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty (IPC Section-354), Abir Miyan of SP from
Sarath constituency and Pitar Hembram of Revolutionary Socialist Party from Dumka constituency have declared a case of Assault or criminal force to woman.