Crime Branch, CID

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Started in the year 1906, the erstwhile Madras Presidency Crime Branch CID has grown into a strong organization headed by an ADGP. Apart from 34 Detachments, 7 Organised Crime Units and 4 Counterfeit Currency Wings are also functioning in various districts/ commissionarates. Cyber Crime Wing, Anti-Trafficking Cell and Police Research Centre are the other Specialized Units. Main function of this unit is to investigate the cases entrusted by Government, DGP, Tamil Nadu and Hon‟ble High Court.

Crime Branch Criminal Investigation Department (CB CID) was established as a small unit of 37 Police Personnel under the 48 supervision of one Deputy Inspector General  of Police in the year 1906. Crime Branch Criminal Investigation Department is now an organization of around 666 Police Personnel headed by the Additional Director General of Police, Crime Branch CID, including the  Special Investigation Division. Apart from 37 CB CID Detachments, 7 Organised  Crime Units, 4 Counterfeit Currency Wings  and 6 Special Investigation Divisions are also functioning as part of CB CID. Special  Investigation Division, Cyber Crime Wing, Anti-Trafficking Cell and Police Research Centre are other specialized units. The main function of the Crime Branch CID is to investigate cases entrusted by the Government, the Director General of Police, Tamil Nadu, the Hon’ble High Court. During the year 2014, CB CID was entrusted with 49 121 cases in addition to 174 pending cases.  Investigation was completed and final reports were filed in 104 cases. As per the announcement made by me, orders have been issued in G.O. (Ms).  No.344, Home (Pol.XII) Department, Dated: 13.5.2014 to strengthen the Cyber Crime Unit in CBCID by providing necessary hardware and software equipment.

  • The Cyber Crime Cell of CB CID has proposed to concentrate more on the prevention of cyber crimes by creating awareness among the Public, to focus on co-ordination with numerousstakeholders to work together in promoting safe computing practices, to conduct “Cyber Safety Week-2015” in association with the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) and to utilize cyber lab effectively to detect cyber crime cases. 

  • The Cyber Crime Cell of CBCID arrested nine accused from Udaipur, New Delhi, Bhav Nagar and Chennai who were involved in Cyber Crime cases. 

  • In connection with a case of Net Banking fraud reported from Sivakasi, on the fraudulent transfer of Rs.1.4 crores by getting the net banking password through phishing email, investigation was conducted in New Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. 5 accused were arrested at Haryana and Tamil Nadu, with a recovery of Rs.23 lakhs. The case is under investigation. 

  • CB CID Cyber Crime Cell in Co-operation with NASSCOM, Data Security Council of India (DSCI), Cyber Lab, organized a training course on cyber crime investigation at Tamil Nadu Police Academy, Vandalur.

  • CB CID also acts as a nodal agency to deal with the issue of human trafficking and co-ordinates measures to curb this social evil. 

  • CB CID, Anti Trafficking Cell, conducted “Operation Smile”, a programme initiated by Ministry of Home Affairs for the rescue of juvenile victims and to reunite them with their parents, and it is being undertaken statewide to rescue the victims who  were compelled to undergo commercial sex exploitation and work as child labourers.

Formation of Special Investigation Division (SID) in CBCID

To curb the menace of fundamentalism and to investigate, prosecute all cases relating to religious fundamentalism and acts of terrorism the  Special Investigation Division was formed. The Special Investigation Division functions with a strength of 1-Inspector General of Police, 2-Additional Superintendents of Police, 6-Deputy Superintendents of Police, 15- Inspectors, 6-Sub-Inspectors, 24-Special Sub-Inspectors, 53- Head Constables and 31 Grade I and Grade II Police Constables.  After the murder of some Hindu activists at Vellore and Salem, the Special Investigation Division was formed. It secured three absconding fundamentalists Fakruddin, Bilal Malik and Panna Ismail and confirmed their involvement in these cases as well as in some other cases like the murder of Dr. Arvind Reddy in Vellore and  Murugan in Paramakudi. It also seized large  quantities of explosives in Melapalayam in Tamil Nadu and Puthur in Andhra Pradesh.
In nine cases registered under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, sanction of prosecution has been accorded and these cases are under trial.  Within a short span of time, the Special Investigation Division was able to make remarkable progress in the investigation of important fundamentalist cases.