BY TC News Desk
Agartala, 12th February 2024 : Chief Minister Prof. Dr. Manik Saha praised the Tripura Police on Monday for their commendable efforts in significantly reducing various crime rates in the state. Speaking at an exhibition organized by Tripura Police to celebrate its 150 years at Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhavan, Agartala, Dr. Saha not only acknowledged the force’s role in maintaining law and order but also highlighted their achievements in the realms of Art & Craft.
Addressing the gathering, Dr. Saha stated that Tripura has witnessed a substantial drop in crime rates, with only 110 crimes per lakh population, compared to the national average of 422. Among the 28 states, Tripura ranks eighth in cases of physical assault, boasting an average of 43.8 percent per lakh population, significantly lower than the national average of 84 percent. The state also reported the lowest incidence of property cases, with only 11.9 cases per lakh population, against the national average of 20.8. Additionally, the average number of women-related crimes in Tripura stands at 37 incidents per lakh population, well below the national average of 66.
Dr. Saha highlighted the remarkable decrease in overall crime rates, including gambling-related crimes, murders, and robberies, during the 2022-23 period. Property crimes specifically saw a notable decline of 7 percent from 2022 to 2023.
The Chief Minister commended Tripura Police for their continuous efforts in preventing drug addiction among the youth, emphasizing the state administration’s zero-tolerance policy against drugs. Despite the rising number of vehicles, the force has played a significant role in preventing vehicular accidents, according to Dr. Saha.
Expressing pride, he remarked, “It’s a matter of great pride that Tripura Police/TSR personnel are not only maintaining law & order and ensuring security but also showcasing their indomitable spirit in the field of Art & Craft.”
Dr. Saha concluded by expressing gratitude to Tripura Police for their instrumental role in ensuring the peaceful completion of the 2023 assembly elections in the state. The event was attended by Director General of Police Amitabh Ranjan and other senior officials.