Crime Investigation Department (India)
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Formation and organization
The CID was created by the British Government in 1902, based on the recommendations of the Police Commission. In 1929, the CID was split into Special Branch, CID and the Crime Branch CID (CB-CID).
The CID has several branches which work from state to state. These branches include:
- Anti-Human Trafficking & Missing Persons Cell
- Anti-Narcotics Cell
- Finger Print Bureau
Crime Branch CID
CB-CID is a special wing in the CID headed by the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) and assisted by the Inspector General of Police (IGP). This branch investigates serious crimes including riots, forgery, counterfeiting and cases entrusted to CB-CID by the state government or the High Court.
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