AGARTALA, Jan 3 - Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb claimed today that violence and crimes against women have reduced considerably in the State ever since the BJP-IPFT Government came to power.
The BJP-Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) unseated the 25-year-old Left Front Government in March last year.
�After the new government came (to power), atrocities against women have reduced and general violence has also come down considerably. All these things were possible due to the positive role played by the State police and State paramilitary Tripura State Rifles (TSR),� Deb, who is also the Home Minister of the State, said while inaugurating the �Tripura Police Week� on the AD Nagar Police Ground here.
Deb said that the police should build a good relationship with the people of the State, which would help them in handling law and order in a better way.
�If the police keep a good relation with the people, the rate of crime will slow down. It would help maintaining law and order in the State in a better way,� he said.
Deb said he was in favour of a crime-free State which could be achieved if the police and people work in a cordial manner and Tripura can emerge as a model State.
�I also want empowerment of women in the State. For making Tripura a model State, we also have to make it a drug-free State,� Deb said.
He said that raids against drugs would continue till Tripura became a drug-free State.
Director General of Tripura Police Akhil Kumar Shukla said that after Punjab, Tripura is the State where the State police has crushed decades-old insurgency. � PTI