Agartala : The Deputy Chief Minister temporarily holding the charge of home Jishnu Dev Varma informed the state assembly that as many as 166 cases of murder have been registered in different police stations between Sept 2020 and January this year. However, police arrested 263 persons on the charge of their involvement in crime while issuing a look out warrant against two accused. Altogether 36 women and 42 minor girls were raped and this including 21 belongs to the indigenous tribal communities during the period. Besides, 44 women and minor girls had been abducted and 31 of them were subsequently rescued by police and 27 persons involved in these cases were arrested, Jishnu informed the house replying to a query of BJP MLA of Ranjit Das. The opposition CPI-M members in the assembly slammed the government over deteriorating law and order in the state and increasing threat to public life. Leader of the opposition Manik Sarkar expressed concern over the growing criminal incidents and stated that mob lynching and custodial death, which was incidences in Tripura, has become common during BJP’s rule. Apart from that, attacks and assaults on the opposition party supporters including MLAs and media persons have increased in three years. But police are not taking action against the criminals and the ruling party leaders and ministers become silent, which encourages the criminals.