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Economic Offences Wing

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Economic Offences Wing:
The Economic Offences Wing of Tamil Nadu consists of three units i.e. Commercial Crime Investigation Wing, Idol Wing and EOW (Financial Institutions). Chronologically speaking the three units came into existence at different points of time.
CCIW:
The CCIW was first to be constituted as per GO.Ms.No.170, dated: 20.01.1971 to investigate the offences relating to defalcation of funds in co-operative societies pertaining to 12 departments. This unit is headed by one SP and assisted by 7 DSPs in 7 CCIW Sub-Divisions. Besides, there are 32 CCIW units all over Tamil Nadu, which are headed by Inspectors of Police at field level.
Idol Wing – CID
It was created in the year 1983 as per G.O.Ms.No.2098/Home(POL.IV) Dept. dt:7.10.83 to investigate cases of i)theft of idols declared as Antiques;ii)theft of Idols more than 100 Years old;iii)cases which have state-wise/ inter-state remification, iv)theft of idols whose value is Rs.5 Lakhs and more & v)theft idols which are of sensitive nature and which are ordered to be taken up by the state Govt. Apart from detecting and investigating cases referred to it, is also monitoring cases of Idol thefts reported in the Local Police Stations all over Tamil Nadu. This unit gives clues and useful instructions to the District Police for the detection of offences involving idols. This unit is monitoring the functioning of the temple protection force
EOW (Financial Institutions):
Concerned with the alarming rise of large scale cheating and fraud committed by several non-banking financial institutions, the Honourable High Court of Madras ordered to form a Specially Dedicated Police Unit under the Economic Offences Wing. While hearing the Company petitions 479 and 480/1999 in M/s.Anubhav Plantations Ltd., based on the above direction of the Honourable High Court, Chennai, Economic Offences Wing II (Financial Institutions)” came into existence from 01.01.2000 as per the Govt. orders in G.O.Ms.No.1697/Home (Court IIA) Dept. dated 24.12.1999