From A Correspondent
Agartala, August 18 : Conviction rate in Tripura is showing an increasing trend and currently it is veering around 25 per cent. Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said that it became possible due to the growing co-operation between the police and the general public.
A few years ago, Tripura was one of the states in the country where conviction rate was very low at around 5 to 6 per cent only. It drew criticism from different forums and the poor quality of police investigation was often being held responsible for the failure.
Chief Minister said that he recently went for a district wise review of the police performance and learnt about the changing trend. “In some districts the conviction rate has crossed 35 per cent”, he said.
He attributed the credit for this success to ‘Prayash’, an initiative taken by the police to increase interaction with common masses, knowing the shortcomings and sharing their difficulties. ‘Increase in conviction rate and coming down of number of crime is the outcome of its successful implementation’, he said.
He was addressing a gathering of the police personnel at Arundhuti gar police line where a blood dotion camp was organised. The Director General of Police, K graj, said that Tripura police is regularly organising various social activities including blood dotion camps. Last year total 3385 police personnel doted blood and, this year, it has already crossed 1500.
Chief Minister appreciated the state police and the Tripura State Rifles for involving themselves in such activities. He said that blood dotion has become a movement in Tripura in the last two decades.