19.26 lakh cops in India: 56,944 protect 20,828 VIPs


policeThe data compiled by the Bureau of Police Research and Development shows that out of the 19.26 lakh police officers in the country, 56,944 are deployed for the security of 20,828 VIPs.

Although the Centre had recently taken steps to end VIP culture, states make their own rules as a result of which such a huge number of cops are deployed to guard the VIPs. States cite security threat as the reason to provide security to VIPs.

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