Agartala, Sep 12 (UNI) The Tripura government has decided to set up two more women police stations in the state to curb crime gainst women.
Replying to a query in the Assembly, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar admitted that attrocities on the fairer sex had witnessed a steady rise during past few years.
He informed that 291 minor girls were raped in the state between January one, 2004 and June 30 last. In 2004, 77 girls were raped, while the figure rose to 84 in 2005 and 99 during last year. Till June 30 this year, 31 girls were molested.
He further said altogether 1,473 incidents of crime against women was reported in the state during the past three-and-a-half years.
In 2004 alone, a total of 302 incidents were registered, while 440 and 471 such incidents registered in the next two years.
Meanwhile, 260 crimes against were recorded by police stations in first six months this year.
Mr Sarkar, however,informed the House that apart from legislative changes in the relevant Acts, the state government had enforced legislation relating to crimes against women and monitor the enforcement.
He also said as part of Centre's initiatives,the state government had launched programme on sensitising the police officials.
On the other hand, the state has vigorously been enforcing the existing legislation relating to dowry related crimes besides, setting up of women police cells in police stations, women police stations.
Trained police personnel in special laws dealing with atrocities against women will be appointed, Mr Sarkar added.