One policeman for 120 people in Tripura

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Agartala, Nov 15 (UNI) Despite a noticeable decline in insurgency and improvement in law and order situation, the state administration is not keen to reduce the number of police personnel in Tripura following the recent terrorist strikes here.

According to a report, the deployment ratio of policemen in Tripura exceeded the national average, while the arrangement of paramilitary forces was substantial in the northeastern(NE) states as compared to the rest of India.

'' Besides the paramilitary forces, a policeman is meant for 120 people in Tripura. On the other hand, the ratio for the number of police and civilians is assessed at 1:750 at the national level, '' Tripura DGP Pranay Sahaya admitted.

Mr Sahaya added that the highest priority was accorded to the process for modernising the Tripura police.

The state had received Rs 192.73 crore for meeting its security-related expenditure during the past seven years, while the Tripura government had provided substantial support to the police modernisation fund in the same period.

The Union Home Ministry also sanctioned Rs 159.30 crore for the NE states, out of which Rs 144.30 crore had already been released.

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