Crime Patrol is an Indian crime television series created, developed, written and directed by Subramanian S. lyer for Sony Entertainment Television India and Sony Entertainment Television Asia. The series presents dramatized version of crime cases that occurred in India. The series was first premiered on May 9, 2003, and ran for 3 seasons. Currently, season 4 titled Crime Patrol Dastak is being aired and is hosted by Anoop Soni. Season 4 has aired the infamous Baby Falak case and 2012 Delhi gang rape case.
Motto of the show is “Crime never pays”. According to host Anoop Soni, the basic idea behind such a reality show was to make viewers aware of the criminal activities occurring in their neighbourhoods and how they can protect themselves. It dramatizes real-life crime and events and details how the police went about solving the case.
The season was telecast weekly on every Friday at 10:30 PM IST for half an hour, from May 9, 2003 to March 3, 2006. It was hosted by Diwakar Pundir who later was replaced by Shakti Anand.
This season was aired 4 days a week on every Monday-Thursday at 8:30 PM IST for half an hour, from January 26, 2010 to June 24, 2010. It was presented by known Indian television actors Anoop Soni and Saakshi Tanwar. Juhi Chawla appeared in the first episode of the show to make her debut on television.