Crime Patrol (TV series)

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Crime Patrol is an Indian Hindi crime 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 and directed by Anshuman Kishore Singh, while later seasons were created by Optimystix Entertainment. The series is set in Mumbai, India. The first and second seasons' episodes are 30 minutes long, while the subsequent seasons' episodes are 40 minutes long.

The series, which premiered on May 9, 2003, is the longest-running reality crime television series in India. The series is in its fifth season which premiered on July 15, 2019. In 2021, the show won the Milestone Achievement Award at the 20th Indian Television Academy Awards (ITA Awards).


The series presents dramatized versions of crime cases that occurred in India. Series anchor, Anup Soni, suggests the correct measures to avert crimes while narrating real-life stories revolving around harassment, kidnapping, and murder. The series opens its viewers’ minds with these cases by making them aware of the crime around them.

Since June 2015, Crime Patrol has not only focused on creating awareness about crimes but has also aimed to help the victims depicted in the episodes.




Special appearances

Series Overview

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
11349 May 2003 (2003-05-09)3 March 2006 (2006-03-03)
28826 January 2010 (2010-01-26)24 May 2010 (2010-05-24)
32824 September 2010 (2010-09-24)25 December 2010 (2010-12-25)
494229 April 2011 (2011-04-29)9 December 2018 (2018-12-09)
555915 July 2019 (2019-07-15)3 December 2021 (2021-12-03)
6TBA7 March 2022 (2022-03-07)present

Season 1 (2003–2006)

The first season was a weekly program airing on Friday nights, hosted by Diwakar Pundir, who later was replaced by Shakti Anand in late 2004. Nitesh Mishra was the casting director. Season one was immediately popular.

Season 2 (2010)

Due to the popularity of the first season, Sony TV decided to bring back the series for a second season. The second season was aired from Monday to Thursday nights. Season 2 was presented by Anup Soni and Sakshi Tanwar. Unlike first season these season didn't perform well in TRP Ratings.

Season 3 (2010)

The third season was broadcast on Friday and Saturday nights. These season soon went off-air due to low TRP ratings.

Season 4 (2011–2018)

The fourth season premiered four months after the third season ended as Crime Patrol Dastak. The season managed to gain better TRP ratings. The fourth season was initially aired on Friday and Saturday nights. From April 11, 2014, the series was aired three days a week from Friday to Sunday nights. The series was given a new title Crime Patrol Satark (previously Crime Patrol Dastak until July 6, 2014). During the last quarter of 2017, Soni decided to exit the series citing that he wanted to focus on his acting career in films. "I requested makers that I would like to focus on films and they were ok with it. They wanted me to complete my contract that ended this March–April", said Soni. After Anup Soni, Sanjeev Tyagi replaced him until he joined again.

Season 5 (2019–2021)

The fifth season premiered on July 15, 2019, and airs on Monday–Friday nights. Anup Soni returned to host the series 15 months after leaving the show. After some time, Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya hosted the show, then Sonali Kulkarni followed by Ashutosh Rana became presenter of the show. In December it was announced that the show would be halting for three months but may return afterwards.

Season 2.0 (2022–present)

The sixth season titled Crime Patrol 2.0 premiered on March 7, 2022, and airs on Monday–Friday nights. This season got low TRP ratings due to its format, so later the show returned to its original old format with old actors like Sanjeev Tyagi, Nissar Khan etc. Sanjeev Tyagi returned to the show in May 2022.


A spin-off series Crime Patrol Dial 100 premiered on October 26, 2015, aired on Monday–Thursday nights, and was produced by different production companies. It ended on July 12, 2019.

Delhi gang-rape case

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. 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. The episode was aired in a two-episode part on September 21, 2013, and September 22, 2013. And in this episode head police inspector's role was played by Sanjeev Tyagi.

Om Prakash Chautala teacher recruitment scam

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 until 4 April 2013, upon the appeal by Chautala and others as the case was still in court and there was a possibility of bias of the show on the case. On 2 March 2013, show was given clearance by High Court. However, clearance was challenged in Supreme Court and on 6 March 2013, the episodes of this case were again put on hold. 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.

Episode List

Run time of episodes 1 to 404 is around 20 minutes and episodes 405 to 1547 is approximately 43 minutes on an average.

Episode no. Name Date of Telecast
1 Savita Suicide & Mehtaab Mumbai Divorce 9 May 2003
2 Sonam Suicide Delhi and Ashok Panvel Murder
3 Harshit Kidnapping Case
4 Srinagar Love Triangle Case
5 Sunil Mahadkar Murder Story
6 Kalka Rape Case & Bar Girl Murder Case
7 Shail Kundra Live Murder Case
8 IRS Triple Marriage
9 Mira road Live Bar Raid & Bhayander Kidnap Case
10 Khalid Shaikh Suicide Case
11 Porbandar Girl Murder & Mother Killed Her Daughter
12 Shonali Murder and Rape Case
13 Kusum Murder Case
14 Parineeta Domestic Violence Case
15 Jyoti Dowry Case & Hapur Gang Rape Case
16 Tushar Soni Kidnap and Murder Case
17 Hemant Murder Case
18 Pilkhua Murder Case
19 Blind Murder Case & Husband Murder Story
20 Bua Murder Case & Priyanka Rape and Murder Case
143 13 year old Kesari In The Jungle 17 August 2012
144 Mentally Challenged Girl Khushi Found Pregnant 18 August 2012
145 Chandigarh Police Succeeds In Solving Khushi's Case 19 August 2012
146 Capt. Mitali Das Pleads For Mercy Killing 24 August 2012
147 Jharkhand Police Succeed In Finding Swapan, Ram And Ajay 25 August 2012
148 Aspiring Actor Kajal Sharma Gets Murdered 31 August 2012
149 Mumbai Police Succeed In Finding Kajal's Killer 1 September 2012
150 Shaloo Goes Missing 2 September 2012
151 Nasir And Mumtaz Meet Her Long-lost Daughter Shaloo 7 September 2012
152 Amrit's New Born Child Gets Exchange In The Hospital - Part I 8 September 2012
153 New Born Child Gets Exchange In The Hospital - Part II 9 September 2012
158 Mahesh's Wife Ranjana commits suicide 22 September 2012
160 30 Year Old Teacher, Sumeet Burva Gets Murdered By Algawadi 28 September 2012
161 Ratan And Arvind Searches For A Job Despite Of Winning 29 September 2012
162 Harish Thadani's Bank Account Gets Hacked 5 October 2012
266 Is it Love? 5 July 2013
267 Acid Attack - Part I 6 July 2013
268 Acid Attack - Part II 7 July 2013
269 Compromise 12 July 2013
404 Life and Times of a Rebel 9 August 2014

Crime Patrol Dial 100

Episode no. Name Date of Telecast
1 Janjaal 26 October 2015
2 Mautana 27 October 2015
3 Adharm 28 October 2015
4 Sone ki Chahat 29 October 2015
5 Goli Number 10 2 November 2015
6 Dushkarm 3 November 2015
7 Pratha 4 November 2015
8 Jungalraj 5 November 2015
9 6 November 2015
10 7 November 2015
95 Ghaat 16 February 2016
114 Tiraskaar - Part 1 21 March 2016
115 Tiraskaar - Part 2 22 March 2016
165 Abodh 15 June 2016
232 Pori 1 September 2016
522 Kanpur Murder Case 28 June 2017

Crime Patrol 2.0

Episode no. Name Date of Telecast
1 Bhasmasur - Part 1 / The Game Begins - Part 1 7 March 2022
2 Bhasmasur - Part 2 / The Game Begins - Part 2 8 March 2022
3 Jaal 9 March 2022
4 Escapee 10 March 2022
5 Smelling Something Fishy 11 March 2022
6 Uprooting The Evil 14 March 2022
7 Pagalpan 15 March 2022
8 No Help From The Police 16 March 2022
9 Burden 17 March 2022
10 Baandhee/Hostage Situation 18 March 2022


Critical response

Crime Patrol generally receives positive reviews from critics. Riptide Malhotra of India TV stated, "The popularity of Crime Patrol is quite high that airs on Sony on weekends. The show is so popular that it keeps people awake until late at night to watch the latest episodes. This show is not just a show that airs crime stories but is a true depiction of real-life happenings presented in a dramatized form."


Riptide Malhotra of India TV gave the series 4/5 stars and further stated, "The show is presented in such a way that will not threaten you but will make you conscious enough with that extra punch and appeal. Overall, to make the show convincing is the major responsibility of the host."

In 2011, it was one of the most watched Hindi GEC maintaining its position in top 20 averaging 3+ TVR. The Baby Falak Case sequence aired during February 2012 made the series the most watched Hindi GEG program with 6.78 TVR. The following week after it, the series maintained its top position with 5.27 TVR. gmil


The series has won Star Guild Awards for Best Non-Fiction Series in 2013. The series has also won Indian Telly Awards for Best Thriller Programme in 2012 and 2013. Subramanian S Iyer and Amit Jha (directors) won Indian Telly Jury Award for Best Director (thriller/crime/horror) in 2012, while Durgesh Pesharwar and Shailendra were nominated. Jevan Jena and Subramanian S Iyer were also nominated for the same category of the same award in 2013. Subramanian S Iyer was nominated for Best Screenplay Writer (drama series & soap) of Indian Telly Jury Awards in 2012, while won in 2013. Charudutt Acharya won Indian Telly Jury Award for Best Dialogue Writer (drama series & soap) in 2013. The series was nominated for Best Weekly Serial of Indian Telly Awards in 2012 and 2013 and for Best Thriller / Horror Serial of Indian Television Academy Awards in 2014. In February 2021, the series won the Milestone Achievement Award at the 20th Indian Television Academy Awards (ITA Awards).