Crime against women unusually high in state: Tripura HC Chief justice

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Agartala, May 11: Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court Deepak Gupta today praised the governance by the Manik Sarkar government but said the crime against women was "unusually high" in the state. "Governance in the state is good.

There is honesty at the helm of affairs. I find good roads, good libraries and good dispensaries even in remote areas," Justice Gupta told reporters.

'Crime against women high in Tripura'

"The conviction rate is very low in the state. The main reason is that filing of FIR is very low. Police here should register FIR and start investigation immediately," Justice Gupta told a press conference.

He said crime against women is "unusually high" and matrimonial disputes were large in number in the state.

Justice Gupta has been transferred as Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court. Justice Tinlianthang Vaiphei of the Gauhati High Court will be the new acting Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court and take charge on May 16.

PTI 

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