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15 arrests, 85 cases related to attacks on media


New Delhi, Dec 12 (PTI) 85 cases have been registered and 15 persons were arrested this year in cases related to attacks on mediapersons in the country, as per provisional data currently available, the government today said.

In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has started collecting data under ‘attack on media’ through monthly crime statistics since January 2014.

He also gave details of the state or UT-wise provisional data related to cases registered over such attacks.

According to information shared by the minister 62 such cases had been registered in UP upto the month of June and there were no arrests.

In Bihar upto August 8, such cases were registered and there were no arrests. There were 6 such cases registered in Madhya Pradesh upto July this year and 8 persons were arrested.

Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Assam, Meghalaya were other states where such cases were registered.

The rest seven arrests took place from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Meghalaya.

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