Criminal Investigation Department (Bangladesh)
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|Criminal Investigation Department (CID)|
|সি আই ডি|
|Agency executive||Mokhlesur Rahman, Additional IGP|
|Parent agency||Bangladesh Police|
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is a specialised wing of the Bangladesh Police. It carries out investigations into crimes, including terrorism, murders and organized crime. It also gives forensic support. It is headquartered in Rampura, Dhaka and maintains a training school named the Detective Training School. Personnel attached to this wing essentially work in plain clothes.
Since passage of Act V of 1861, whereby the police system of British India got streamlined, there were proposals at regular intervals to form a specialised detective wing. It was not until the Police Commission of 1902-03, which recommended the formation of a Criminal Investigation Department for each of the provinces, that the concept was seriously studied.
The Commission recommended that a Criminal Investigation Department (CID) should be constituted in each province under a Deputy Inspector General of Police, for the purpose of collating and distributing information regarding organised crimes. It would supervise the Railway Police and the Finger Print Bureau, which had earlier been under the Secretariat Police Officer. The CID would handle the investigation of specialised crimes requiring technical expertise. Finally on 21 March 1905, the Government of India accepted the Commission's recommendation issued instructions to establish a CID in every province by 1907. In Bengal the CID was first directed by C.W.C. Plowden, beginning 1 April 1906.
CID is headed by an Additional Inspector General of Police who is a member of Bangladesh police. Like other branches of police it has senior officers like Deputy Inspector Generals, Additional Deputy Inspector Generals, Superintendents, Additional Superintendents, assistant Superintendents, Inspectors, Sub Inspectors and the constabulary. Officers attached to this wing generally add the prefix 'Special' before their regular rank.