AGARTALA, Oct 13 - The State Cabinet has given its nod to establish a Crime Branch on the lines of the Crime Branch of Delhi Police for effective control of criminal activities.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Enforcement Branch (EB) will be merged with the proposed Crime Branch, which will be well-equipped and capable of conducting high-quality investigation.
Briefing media persons at the Civil Secretariat here on Thursday night, Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath said the Crime Branch would have four wings to tackle cyber crimes, heinous crimes (rape, murder), economic offences and narcotics cases. �The Crime Branch will be headed by an Inspector General (IG)-level officer with two DIGs and four SPs. Each SP will head a wing of the Crime Branch,� he said.
The Crime Branch will have adequate manpower as the Cabinet has approved of creation of 38 posts of sub-inspector and eight head constables. Altogether, the Crime Branch will have 300-plus manpower.
The move is aimed at tackling crimes in an effective manner by specialist officers. �Since the State Government is committed to make Tripura a drugs-free State, the proposed narcotics wing will play a key role in handling cases under the NDPS,� Nath pointed out.
Once the Crime Branch is put into place, the burden on the police stations is expected to lessen significantly.