CM directs police personnel to work professionally without any extraneous consideration

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, November 21, 2022

The chief minister Dr Manik Saha has directed police personnel in the state to work professionally to the best of their ability regardless of extraneous factors that try to influence their function. He issued the directive in the district level police officers conference held yesterday in the Prajna Bhawan. Apart from the chief minister the DGP Amitava Ranjan also attended the conference to listen to the problems and grievances of the police personnel working at the field level. Many police inspectors and officers in charge of police stations were allowed to raise their problems and they said that the most acute problem dogging effective and timely police functioning was the shortage of vehicles for movement , the poor condition of available vehicles and the dilapidated condition of police stations, outposts and, specially the police quarters.

Having listened to the problems the chief minister assured the field level officers that all the problems will be looked into on priority basis and , if necessary, special allocation of funds will be sought from central government. Dr Saha also asked the field level police officers to discharge their duties professionally without any extraneous consideration so that the law and order situation in the state becomes ideal and an example in the country. He said that Tripura police had won the president’s colour for success in the menace of insurgency and it is still upon in the entire country as an effective force.

After the conference the chief minister spoke to waiting media persons and said that there are altogether 83 police stations in the state including 8 womens police stations, 35 police outposts and over 300 camps. In addition the railway authority have five police stations. “All of them are functioning effectively and the crime rate has drastically fallen compared with what it was before 2018. “The allegations made by the opposition regarding the law and order situation are not correct as over the past five years murders have fallen by 15%, dowry killing has reduced by 10%, persecution of women have come down by 35% and eve teasing has reduced by 60%” said Dr Saha. He said that all womens police stations in the state have special help desk for people and the general helpline of 109 has been introduced in the state. Dr Saha warned the police officers that they must act lawfully and let the law take its own course regardless of other considerations. “In the record of NCRB Tripura figures at the 5th place while in the fight against drug menace Tripura occupies second position in the entire northeast and we must further improve our records” said Dr Saha.

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