BY TC News Desk
Agartala, 8th January 2024: The Tripura government has claimed that the crime rate in the state has declined in the current financial year, as compared to the previous two years. According to a statement issued by the Home (Police) department on Monday, a total of 1,374 accused persons involved in various crimes have been arrested from March 09, 2023 to November 30, 2023, while 1,795 cases have been registered during this period.
The statement was given by cabinet member Tinku Roy in a written reply to the query of CPIM MLA Jitendra Chaudhury in the assembly’s winter session. Chief Minister Prof Dr Manik Saha was not present on the floor of the house.
The statement said that the number of crimes recorded in the previous financial years 2021-22 and 2022-23 was relatively higher compared to the number of crimes recorded from March 09 to November 30, 2023. It said that the police department has taken several measures to prevent and detect crimes, and to ensure law and order in the state.
The statement also gave a detailed breakdown of the types of crimes, the number of cases registered, and the number of persons arrested in the nine-month period. It said that the police stations and the government railway police (GRPs) across the state have registered a total of 1,795 cases and arrested 1,374 accused persons.
The incidents include murders, unnatural deaths, gang-rape, rape, killing of housewife, domestic violence, kidnapping, robbery, snatching, hooliganism, banditry, arson, looting, and smuggling of narcotic substances.
The statement said that 120 persons have been arrested in 81 cases of murders, which have been registered across all sub-divisions. It said that 948 unnatural deaths have also been registered, and the police are investigating the causes and circumstances of these deaths.
It said that 30 persons have been arrested in 10 cases of gang-rape, and 114 persons have been held in 101 other rape cases. It said that 30 persons have been arrested in 16 cases of killing of housewife or domestic violence, and 80 persons have been arrested in 95 cases of kidnapping.
It said that 10 persons have been arrested in one robbery case, and seven persons have been arrested in five snatching cases. It said that four persons have been arrested in three cases of hooliganism or banditry, and one person has been arrested and 25 cases have been registered for arson and looting.
It said that 978 persons have been held in 510 cases of smuggling of narcotic substances, and the police have seized a large quantity of drugs, including heroin, brown sugar, ganja, yaba tablets, and cough syrup.
The statement said that the police department is committed to maintaining peace and security in the state, and to bringing the culprits to justice. It also appealed to the public to cooperate with the police and to report any suspicious or criminal activity.