Crime Patrol (TV series)

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Crime Patrol
Crime Patrol.jpg
Logo of Crime Patrol Dastak
Created by Subramanian S. Iyer
Developed by Subramanian S. Iyer and Neeraj Naik
Written by Subramanian S. Iyer
Directed by Subramanian S. Iyer
Creative director(s) Ankur Nayak
Presented by Diwakar Pundir and Shakti Anand (Season 1)
Anoop Soni and Saakshi Tanwar (Season 2)
Anoop Soni (Season 2–4)
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of seasons 4
Executive producer(s)
  • Tushar B. Pakhare
  • Vikas A. Kumar
Producer(s) Prem Krishen Malhotra and Sunil Mehta (Season 1)
Sanjeev Sharma and Vipul D. Shah (Season 2–4)
Editor(s) Dharmendra Gupta
Jevan Jena
Subrata Guha
Location(s) Mumbai, India
  • Prabhat Tiwari
  • Arun Tiwari
  • Vishal Rathore
  • Vijendra Raju Surve
Running time 42 minutes approx.
Production company(s) Cinevistaas Limited (Season 1)
Optimystix Entertainment (Season 2–4)
Original channel Sony Entertainment Television India
Sony Entertainment Television Asia
Picture format 480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Original run 9 May 2003 (2003-05-09) – Present
Related shows Savdhaan India
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Crime Patrol is an Indian crime reality television anthology series created by Subramanian S. lyer for Sony Entertainment Television India and Sony Entertainment Television Asia. The first season was created by Cinevistaas Limited, while later seasons are created by Optimystix Entertainment. The location of the series is set in Mumbai, India. The episodes of first and second seasons were half–hourly, while episodes of third season were one hourly. The series which premiered on 9 May 2003.

The series is currently running for its fourth season. The fourth season is titled as Crime Patrol Satark and is hosted by Anoop Soni.[1] Fourth season has aired the cases about Baby Falak, 2012 Delhi gang rape case and 2013 Mumbai gang rape.[2]

Series overview[edit]

The first season was a weekly program airing on Friday nights hosted by Diwakar Pundir who later was replaced by Shakti Anand.

The second season was aired Monday through Thursday evenings. The season was presented by Indian television actors Anoop Soni and Saakshi Tanwar.[3] Juhi Chawla appeared in the first episode of the show to make her debut on television.[4]

The third season was telecast Friday and Saturday nights and was hosted by Anoop Soni.[5]

The fourth season was titled as Crime Patrol Dastak and aired Friday and Saturday nights, hosted by Soni.[6]

Season No. of
Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 211 9 May 2003 3 March 2006
2 88 26 January 2010[3] 24 June 2010
3 28 24 September 2010[5] 25 December 2010
4 TBA 29 April 2011[6] TBA

Impact of ongoing cases[edit]

2012 Delhi gang-rape case[edit]

Bhartiya Stree Shakti(Nagpur Wing), a non-governmental organisation, Information and Broadcasting Ministry of India intervened and asked Sony Entertainment Television not to telecast a program about the Delhi gang-rape case.[7][8][9][10] But on 10 September 2013, the show was given permission to present the 2012 Delhi gang rape case on their show, and subsequently the promos of the episode were also aired.[11] The episode was aired in a two-episode part on 21 September 2013 and 22 September 2013.[12][13][14][15]

Om Prakash Chautala case[edit]

Sony TV was to air episodes based on Om Prakash Chautala teacher recruitment scam in the show. On 22 February 2013 Delhi High Court restrained Sony TV from telecasting the related episodes till 4 April 2013, upon the appeal by Chautala and others as the case was still in court and there was a possibility of a bias of the show on case.[16] On 2 March 2013, show was given clearance by High court.[17] However, clearance was challenged in Supreme Court and on 6 March 2013, the episodes of this case were again put on hold.[18] On 3 May 2013, the Supreme Court allowed Sony TV to telecast episodes as the trial was complete and judgment of conviction and sentence are in public domain.[19]


  1. ^ Tankha, Madhur (April 20, 2012). "Crime never pays". The Hindu (Chennai, India). Retrieved April 20, 2012. 
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  3. ^ a b "Crime Patrol is back!". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Juhi nabs a criminal". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Sony launches Crime Patrol 3 to firm up weekend late prime". Indian Tevision. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Crime Patrol Dastak". India Express. Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "I&B ministry asks Sony not to air Crime Patrol on Delhi gang-rape". Business Standard. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sony postpones 'Crime Patrol' episode on Delhi gangrape". IBN Live. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
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  10. ^ "BCCC restrains airing of Crime Patrol episodes on Delhi gang rape incident". The Hindu (Chennai, India). Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "Delhi gang rape case to feature on Crime Patrol". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Boys should be taught that a woman is not an object: Anup Soni". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Delhi gang rape case to feature on 'Crime Patrol'". Business Standard. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "Delhi gang-rape on Crime Patrol". DnaIndia. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  15. ^ "'No intention to sensationalise the Delhi gang rape'". Rediff. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  16. ^ "Crime Patrol episode on Chautala stopped, TV fraternity reacts". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  17. ^ "Crime Patrol Dastak: Om Prakash Chautala episode gets HC clearance". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  18. ^ Venkatesan, J. "Sony TV not to telecast episodes on recruitment scam". The Hindu (Chennai, India). Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  19. ^ "Chautala loses plea against TV serial on recruitment scam". The Hindu (Chennai, India). Retrieved 5 May 2013. 

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