Department of Criminal Intelligence

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The Department of Criminal Intelligence was the central domestic and foreign intelligence organisation in India under the British Raj.[1] It was set up in April 1904 under Sir Harold Stuart on recommendations of H.L. Fraser,[citation needed] following the report of the 1903 Police Commission instituted by the then Viceroy of India Lord Curzon.[1] It remained the most important intelligence organisation in India until the end of the Raj in 1947.

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  1. ^ a b Popplewell 1995, p. 42 "Curzon appointed a Police Commission ... It completed its work in 1903 ... a Department of Criminal Intelligence (DCI) was attached to the Government of India ... it was soon to become both the central domestic and foreign intelligence agency of the Raj."

References[edit]

  • The history of British India. By John F. Riddick. pp87. Published by Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006. ISBN 0-313-32280-5.
  • Popplewell, Richard J. (1995), Intelligence and Imperial Defence: British Intelligence and the Defence of the Indian Empire 1904-1924, Routledge, p. 42, ISBN 0-7146-4580-X