New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday was told that 47 cases were registered till February 29 by the Delhi Police regarding attacks on the police personnel in the national capital with 66 people arrested.

Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply that in 2017, 230 cases were registered by the Delhi Police regarding the attack on police personnel in Delhi, 435 persons were arrested that year.

“In 2018, 220 cases were registered while 451 people were arrested regarding the attack on police personnel in Delhi,” Reddy said.

Last year, while 203 cases were registered in this regard, 446 people were arrested.

This year, up to February 29, there have been 47 cases and 66 people were arrested regarding the attack on police personnel in Delhi.

“In order to avoid these types of unhealthy trends, directions have been issued by the Delhi Police to their personnel to make sincere efforts to sort out grievances amicably and to avoid provocation in any form,” the Rajya Sabha was told.

On November 5, 2019, the national capital witnessed an unprecedented protest by the Delhi police personnel, who took the streets and sat in front of the police headquarters here with placards to seek action against those who attacked the police officers.

The protest came after there were clashes between lawyers and police, with the security forces saying they were attacked by the lawyers.

–IANS

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