Attacks on media: Government says 189 FIRs filed, 114 suspects arrested in three years

Altogether 114 people were arrested for attacks on media for which 189 cases were registered in different parts of the country in the last three years, the Lok Sabha was informed.

PTI December 19, 2017 17:51:15 IST
Attacks on media: Government says 189 FIRs filed, 114 suspects arrested in three years

New Delhi: Altogether 114 people were arrested for attacks on journalists for which 189 cases were registered in different parts of the country in the last three years, the Lok Sabha was informed.

Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said 41 people were arrested and 47 cases registered for the attacks on media persons in 2016.

As many as 41 people were arrested and 28 cases registered for similar incidents in 2015.

A total of 32 people were arrested and 114 cases registered in various parts of the country for attacks on media persons in 2014, the minister said.

Ahir said in Uttar Pradesh, 67 cases were registered in last three years for attacks on media persons in which seven people were arrested.

In Madhya Pradesh, 50 cases of attacks on media persons were registered, while 56 people arrested in last three years, he added.

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