Director General of Police
Name: Ambrish C Sharma
DOB: 16 September 1953
Education: M.Sc. (Physics), LLB
- Criminal Investigation Department
Initially, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) operated under the control of a Deputy Inspector General of Police (Dy IGP), who was also the in-charge of Railway Police management. In 1918, Dy IGP was relieved of his duty in the Railway Police and later in 1921 the News Paper Branch was also reinstated with the secretariat. In 1958, CID was split into Intelligence Department and Investigation Department. This investigation department of the UP police unit came to be known as CID.
The branches mentioned below were placed under the authority of CID:
- Crime Branch (Investigation Branch)
- State Crime Investigation Bureau
- Finger Print Bureau
- Scientific Section
Presently, DG, CID, Uttar Pradesh, exercises an administrative control on the following branches:
Government Railway Police
- Investigation Branch (Crime Branch)
- SIB Cooperative
- Women Support Cell
- Sedatives Cell
The Government Railway Police is registered under Act V of 1861 and is a discrete branch of General UP Police wing.
Economic Offences Wing
- It has 65 police stations and 43 out posts in total.
- It has a strength of approximately 6000 personnel that includes ministerial staff.
- It has a training centre located in Jhansi.
- It looks after 780 trains and covers railway tracks spread over a distance of 9227 kilometres with 922 railway stations across the state.
- Additional DGP heads the Government Railway Police department. He is assisted by two Inspector Generals of Police and two Dy. IGPs.
The EOW was established as a part of CID, in 1970. In 1977, it was segregated as a specialized investigation branch.
EOW scrutinizes and looks into the Investigation and Prosecution for cheating, frauds and misuse of government funds in the departments mentioned below:
- Forest department
- Excise department
- Transport department
- Agriculture department
- Food and Civil Supplies department
- Panchayati raj
- Local bodies
- Minor irrigation department
- Sales tax department
On the basis of economic offences committed by other departments and individuals, the government has the power to hand-over the cases to this UP Police wing. The EOW is also responsible for collecting information pertaining to all monetary losses of the government income. It has to inform the government of such instances to the government for proceedings.
Provincial Armed Constabulary
There as several battalions in the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC). These are located in different cities and function as a part of UP Police Unit. There are seven to eight companies in each battalion and consists of 150 to 200 jawans. Director General Provincial Armed Constabulary (DG PAC) heads the PAC.
Earlier, there was Special Police Force (SPF) that worked in assistance of the Indian Army. Later, in 1990s, it was combined with PAC.
Anti-Corruption Organization (ACO) was established vide UP Govt. Order No. 2049/VII-1-64/76 Grih (Police) Anubhag-1, dated April 18, 1977. The purpose for setting up this organization was to fight corruption in the police department and several non-gazetted categories of other government departments.
Earlier, Anti-Corruption Unit had a limited involvement according to the “Complaint Scheme” as per a GO of 1956. Later, its role widened to “Anti-Corruption Administration Branch” as per GO of 1963.
The headquarters of this Anti-Corruption Organization are located on the 4th Floor, Indira Bhawan, Ashok Marg, Lucknow-226001.The divisional headquarters of ACO are located in Lucknow, Faizabad, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Bareilly, Moradabad, Agra,Meerut, Jhansi, and Kanpur.
Anti-Corruption Organization examines, enquires, and investigates the following cases:
Police Intelligence and Security
- Corruption and fraud
- Extortion and threat
- Intentional and distressing approach of the police officer
- Deliberate exploitation of exclusive emergency powers
Police Intelligence and Security Department came into existence in 1958. Earlier, it was known as a section of Intelligence Headquarters but later it was named Security Branch. This section handled only those cases that were concerned with protection and security arrangements of VVIPs. Later, entire associated work of security of industrial installations, design of Internal Security Strategies, preparation of lists of Security Suspects and instances involving plane hijacking, bombs, etc., were also included under its management.
It also takes action on cases related to personal security of visiting VIPs from centre and other states.
Special Enquiries Cell
The Special Enquiries Cell is endowed with several functions as mentioned below:
Technical Services Directorate
- It takes action on applications received from the SC/ST members against non-SC/ST individuals.
- It ensures speedy inquiry into cases registered by the SC/ST members against non-SC/ST individuals.
- It ascertains protection to SC/ST people.
- It takes quick action on grievances of unauthorized custody of land belonging to the SC/ST people.
- It probes atrocities reported on SC/ST members.
- It acts against government employees who overlook the interest of the SC/ST people.
- It ensures that all victims of atrocities are helped monetarily.
Technical Services Directorate encompasses units such as Police Motor Transport Workshops, Police Computer Centres, Forensic Science Laboratories and State Crime Record Bureau. It was established in 1988, and since then the TS headquarter has recorded significant growth and advancement in upgrading, reconstructing and rejuvenating units that are designated to its administration.