AGARTALA, Jan 21 - Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb today said Tripura has recorded phenomenal success in curbing crimes against women during the past 10 months due to persistent efforts by the law enforcement agencies.
“Crimes against women have come down by 7.6 per cent during the past 10 months, while dowry-related cases have also showed a decline (44.5 per cent) during the period,” the Chief Minister claimed.
“It shows that women in Tripura are safe under the new regime. When women are safe and protected, the State is bound to be well guarded,” Deb said while speaking at the Statehood day programme at the Rabindra Bhavan here.
He said altogether 65,000 kg ganja have been seized since March last year and 660 persons have been arrested in the course of a massive crackdown. As many as 225 persons are still in judicial remand.
Among others, Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki, Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma and Revenue Minister NC Debbarma were present in the programme.
The Chief Minister further said the BJP-IPFT Government was ready to rope in private healthcare providers to provide superspeciality service to the people. “The State Government has already sent a proposal to establish an AIIMS-like health institution in Tripura. Besides, the Government is ready to receive big private healthcare providers for superspeciality health services,” he said.