Tripura chief minister Manik Saha, while conveying greetings on Dussehra and Vijaya Dashami on Tuesday, said his government is committed to ensuring the safety and security of the people and improving general law and order in the state.
“We are considering setting up a special task force (STF) to tackle mafia syndicates,” he said, adding, Tripura will soon have a dedicated cybercrime police station under the crime branch of the state police.
Appreciating the Tripura Police, the chief minister said Tripura’s crime rate is the lowest in the country, which has been possible because of the well-coordinated efforts of the security agencies.
Expressing concern over the drug menace, Saha said, “We are in the process of acquiring a drug scanning machine to detect narcotics entering the state”.
The chief minister said as many as 1,417 personnel from two India Reserve battalions of Tripura State Rifles (TSR) have been recruited for the purpose and are undergoing training. Of them, 137 are women.
He added that he is personally monitoring the situation.According to a BSF report, 369 people were arrested, including 59 Rohingya, 160 Indians and 150 Bangladeshi nationals, in Tripura in 2022 in drug cases.
Among steps to modernize the state police force, a separate crime branch police station was set up, a public outreach programme, Prayas, was launched and 33% women reservation was introduced in the police.