NCRB Report: Left-wing militants killed twice the number of police personnel as compared to terrorists

According to National Crime Records Bureau’s (NCRB) annual crime in India report of 2021, the number of policemen slain by Left Wing Extremists (LWE) was double that of terrorists.

According to National Crime Records Bureau’s (NCRB) annual crime in India report of 2021, the number of policemen slain by Left Wing Extremists (LWE) was double that of terrorists.

The report stated that terrorists had killed 18 police personnel whereas the LWEs had killed 40 personnel. Additionally, it mentioned that 11 personnel were slain in cross-border firing and scuffles with criminals and 1 by a rioting mob. 7 personnel died due to self-weapon accidents.

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The report also revealed that North East insurgents killed no police personnel.

Out of the total 427 police personnel who were killed on duty, the highest was of constable rank (233) followed by head constables (88), Assistant Sub-Inspectors (37), Sub-Inspectors (26), Inspectors (4), one Gazetted Officers and two others.

A total of 1632 police officers of all ranks were reported injured within the same time period.

Tamil Nadu had the highest number of police fatalities among the states, with 56 officers killed in car accidents and two by intruders. Forty police officers perished in traffic accidents and LWE in Chattisgarh. 38 police officers lost their lives in traffic accidents in Bihar, while one was killed by riotous mobs.

In the union territories, terrorists killed 18 police officers in Jammu and Kashmir, and two more died in road accidents in Delhi.

Odisha reported the highest number of police officers hurt during operations to apprehend criminals in 2021. 12 of the 188 police officers who were hurt by rioting mobs and 176 by criminals each. A total of 159 police officers were hurt in Kerala, with 90 of them being hurt by criminals, 68 by riotous mobs, and one in a car accident. In Tamil Nadu, a total of 133 police officers were reported hurt, including 30 offenders and three accidental self-weapon incidents.

The largest number of police injuries in Union Territories were reported in Delhi, where 156 officers were hurt by riotous mobs, and 22 by criminals, and 17 in accidents.