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Attacks on Journalists: 114 Arrested in Three Years, 189 FIRs Filed

In 2016, 47 cases were registered for attacks on media persons. Credit: Reuters

In 2016, 47 cases were registered for attacks on media persons. Credit: Reuters

New Delhi: A hundred and fourteen people in total were arrested for attacks on journalists for which 189 FIRs were registered in different parts of the country in the last three years, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Minister of state for home Hansraj Ahir said 41 people were arrested and 47 cases registered for 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 further said, in Uttar Pradesh, 67 cases were registered in the 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 the last three years, he added.