The Centre on Tuesday told the Lok Sabha that 114 people were arrested over the past three years for attacks on journalists, and 189 cases were registered on such assaults, PTI reported.
Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir said 32 people were arrested and 114 cases lodged in various parts of the country for attacks on media persons in 2014. In 2015, the number of those arrested rose to 41, and 28 cases were registered. In 2016, 41 people were arrested and 47 cases registered.
A majority of the cases were registered in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. In Uttar Pradesh, 67 cases were filed in the past three years and seven arrests were made. In Madhya Pradesh, 50 cases of attacks on journalists were filed, and 56 people were arrested between 2014 and 2016.