About CID, West Bengal

The Indian Police Commission in 1902-03 recommended constituting Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in every province and on 21 March 1905 the Government of India accepted the proposal of the Commission. The Government issued instructions to start the department in every province by 1907. In Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) came into existence on 1st April 1906 under Mr. C.W.C. Plowden. Criminal Investigation Department is the premier investigation agency of the State of West Bengal. In Bengal, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) came into existence on 1st April 1906 under Mr. C.W.C. Plowden. The first head of CID after Independence was Shri H.N. Sarkar,IPJP. At present , CID, West Bengal is headed by Shri Rajeev Kumar, IPS, Addl. Director General & Inspector General of Police. The Head Quarter of CID is situated at Bhabani Bhaban, 31 Belvedere Road, Alipore, Kolkata -700 027 ( Telephone Number- 24506100 & 24506174 –Control Room- Fax – 24506174 , Gazette- Criminal Intelligence Gazette).

CID, West Bengal has several specialized units for investigation into special cases at its Head Quarter and 22 DD Units throughout Bengal.


Investigation Units/Sections of CID WB at CID Head Quarters at Bhabani Bhaban

1. Homicide Squad
2. DRBT Section
3. Motor Theft Squad
4. Special Operation Group (SOG)
5. Railway & Highway Crime Cell
6. Special Crime Unit

7. Cyber Crime Cell ( also covering Cyber Forensics)
8. Narcotic Cell
9. Economic Offence Wing (EOW)
10. Cheating & Fraud Section
11. Protection of Women & Children Cell (POWC)
12. Anti Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU)


Apart from this CID has 22 (Twenty Two) DD Units in the districts of West Bengal which are being controlled by this Head Quarter. The DD Units are also Investigation Units.

1. Salt Lake DD ( covering North 24 Parganas)
2. Barasat DD ( covering North 24 Parganas)
3. Barrackpore DD ( covering North 24 Parganas)
4. Sadar DD located at Behala ( covering South 24 Parganas)
5. Diamond Harbour DD ( covering South 24 Parganas)
6. Howrah DD
7. Hooghly DD
8. Nadia DD
9. Murshidabad DD
10. Malda DD
11. Coochbehar DD

12. Jalpaiguri DD
13. Siliguri DD
14. Uttar Dinajpur DD
15. Dakshin Dinajpur DD
16. Burdwan DD ( covering Burdwan District)
17. Durgapur-Asansol DD ( covering Burdwan District)
18. Bankura DD
19. Purulia DD
20. Birbhum DD
21. Purba Medinipur DD
22. Paschim Medinipur DD.


Apart from CID has specialized units at CID Head Quarters:

1. Special Control Room
2. Bomb Detection & Disposal Squad ( has it's ramification in different districts)
3. Missing Persons Bureau
4. Law Section
5. Computer Section

6. Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS)
7. Photography Bureau
8. CIW Section
9. CI Section


CID has two Forensic Units :

1) Finger Print Bureau

2) Questioned Document Examination Bureau


CID has the following Administrative Offices :

1) Reserve Office
2) Police Office

3) Control Room
4) RI Office