Tripura: 207 arrested for crimes against women in 10 months since September 2020

In 10 months since September 2020, Tripura police have arrested a total of 207 people accused of various crimes against women, according to a government report.

A total of 240 cases of crimes against women have been filed, including 128 cases of rape, 111 assaults and one rape and murder in different police stations, according to the report of the Interior Ministry.

Police also rescued 108 underage girls out of a total of 111 missing girls and another 536 of the 586 housewives who went missing during the same period.

Tripura took second place in Northeast region women’s crime cases – murder, attempted murder, traffic accidents, medical negligence – last year, according to 2020 data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

In cases of kidnappings, Tripura ranked second in the Northeast region, according to the report.

In addition, a total of 781 narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) have been filed in the three years since 2019 and the police have arrested 147 people for their involvement in these cases. .

“Out of a total of 16,719 cases related to different crimes in three years, 6,078 were filed in 2018, 5,988 other cases in 2019 and 4,653 cases in 2020,” Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said at the recent Assembly session in September.

CM Biplab Deb
Tripura CM launches hotline number to respond to people’s complaints

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Monday inaugurated a CM (1905) helpline where people can call and share their grievances.

The assistance number would be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. initially. Ultimately, it will be operational 24/7.

“People can call this number to voice their concerns. The helpline, in the initial period, was launched in Dhalai district. But as of today, it’s available to people across the state, ”Deb said, speaking to reporters after launching the IT Bhawan helpline in Indranagar.

He said that besides sharing their problems, people can also offer suggestions by calling the number. All “logical suggestions” would be implemented and incorporated into government policy, he said.

Once people share their grievances, they will be passed on to the relevant departments who will attempt to resolve the issue. If the caller is not satisfied with the solution later, the issue will be sent back to the appropriate department for repair, Deb said.

The entire process will be monitored by a team from the IT department.

The CM also stated that the identities and political affiliations of the appellants would not matter.

“Previously, there was a culture of only helping people who support the ruling power. I want to end this culture now. Politics only matter at the time of elections. We want to want for the development of each individual. However, it is true that if political rallies and deputations are held all the time, it will hamper development, ”he said.

Deb added that development measures have been taken since 2018 through programs such as the Mukhyamantri Yuva Yojak Yojana, e-PDS and Jan Dhan Account Yojana. There were 394 common service centers in 2015-16, and that number rose to 1,204 later, he said.

Tripura previously used to hold a “Janatar Durbar” (People’s Court) in 2018. During these sessions, people could come to the civil secretariat or official residences and share their grievances. But this practice was stopped in 2018.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had launched a similar hotline as part of a campaign called “Didi ke Bolo” (Tell Didi) ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections.