Overall registration of crime – FIR and complaint has come down by 16 per cent in Tripura during 2016 as compared to the previous year, said State DGP K Nagaraj.
‘A detailed analysis shows that property offences were down by 17 per cent, crime against women by 21 per cent and motor accident cases by 14 per cent as compared to previous year,’ he told the media in a press conference here.
He said militancy has been largely contained in the State with no such fresh incident reported while altogether 31 extremists surrendered during the last two years.
In the past three years, the conviction rate has increased although there was little decline last year compared to 2015. ‘The conviction rate has enhanced from 15 per cent in 2014 to 25.5 per cent in 2016 due to all out efforts by the police in association with other agencies,’ he pointed out.
Tripura police aiming to achieve 100 pc success rate
Nagaraj further clarified there are some more players involved in the process of enhancing the conviction rate. ‘A survey conducted by Police Accountability Commission shows 90 per cent people is happy with the police role. We will continue to make it 100 per cent in the days to come,’ he said.
On motor accident cases, the DGP said the State police is giving due importance to prevent loss of lives in road accidents although there was a decline in fatal road accidents in the State. ‘In 2015, as many as 163 persons died in 647 cases while 174 persons died in 557 cases in 2016,’ he revealed.
On the performance of Special Investigation Team (SIT), Inspector General (IG), Law and Order, who is heading the body, said altogether 78 cases were registered against 48 Ponzi companies since the formation of SIT.
‘Altogether 112 accused persons were arrested in connection with such cases during the period besides seizing of bank accounts and attaching of properties,’ he said. Of the total cases, charge-sheet was submitted to the trial courts while investigation of the remaining cases are in advanced stage, he said adding that five cases are being investigated by the CBI.