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The series consists of hard-core police procedural stories dealing with investigation, detection and suspense. The protagonists of the serial are an elite group of police officers belonging to the Crime Investigation Department of the police force, led by ACP Pradyuman (played by the dynamic Shivaji Satam). While the stories are plausible, there is an emphasis on dramatic plotting and technical complexities faced by the police. At every stage, the plot throws up intriguing twists and turns keeping the officers on the move as they track criminals, led by the smallest of clues!!!

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Shivaji Satam Shivaji Satam
Role:ACP Pradyuman
He is known to all as an inspiring and efficient leader of the team marked with indomitable courage and unperturbed focus. A sharp detective and a no-nonsense cop, he's known for his unmoving dedication towards duty, which he believes comes above everything else. He proves this by killing his own son, Nakul, a criminal, placing duty over his fatherhood. Once he takes a case in his hand, then no matter how many perilous journeys he has to undertake, he does it with utmost zeal. Not a single criminal, no matter how clever, has ever managed to outwit him for long. No hurdle can throw him off his path. He expects perfection from his team and cares for them, but when it comes to work, he exonerates his juniors off suspicion only if their alibi is proved. No matter how badly he scolds his juniors, he always has a soft corner for them and loves them like his own children. As test for his tenure, he had once lost his eye sight to catch a criminal and went through some tough times. He solved a few cases in spite of his blindness. Later he regained it. He's a living example of dedication, decorum, and humanity.

Aditya Srivastava Aditya Srivastava
Role:Senior Inspector Abhijeet
Senior Inspector Abhijeet is second in command and joined CID as an Inspector in the episode Case of Stolen Dynamite. He is a tough cop, who believes in out-thinking criminals. During a high-risk operation in the past, some criminals brutally assaulted him and left him to die. Somehow, he managed to survive, but lost his memory permanently. In due course of time, he proved himself a worthy and efficient cop and an outstanding leader of the team, next to ACP Pradyuman. He is comparatively more accessible than the ACP, but his personal life remains a great mystery. Abhijeet has an ingenuity to shoot at the target accurately however far it is by just hearing the sound. Adding to this, he has a rare talent to shoot with his eyes closed. He is by far the best marksman in CID. He shares a harmonious bond with everyone in the team especially Senior Inspector Daya in whom he sees a true friend. He is an inspiring senior and lauds his juniors for their efforts. He's also known to be extremely helpful and protective towards those in need, particularly children. He has some feelings for Dr. Tarika. When it comes to work, he is unbelievably sharp and an expert at what he does. He's headstrong, rational, and firmly believes in fighting for what is right. Though his memory keeps testing him at times, he is lauded as one of the most intelligent, honest, and bravest cops of the team.

Dayanand Shetty Dayanand Shetty
Role:Senior Inspector Daya
Originally joining the team as a Sub-Inspector, he is another long-standing member and a very integral part of the team. Apart from using his amazing investigative skills, he's well-known for his imposing stature and extraordinary physical prowess. His athletic and muscular build makes him a nightmare for criminals. This tough cop can break open any door and one slap of his can distort one's face. Whispers of terror start slithering like phantoms amid criminals once they learn Sr. Ins. Daya is on their trail. At the same time, he has a heart of gold and will be the first to rush to his colleague's assistance, irrespective of any danger involved and often at great risk to his own life. He's well-known and respected for the affection and care he displays towards children and is looked upon by his juniors as an admirable and patient senior who never tires to answer his juniors' queries. He shares an indescribable bond with Sr. Ins. Abhijeet in whom he trusts and confides everything. They have overcome innumerable dangers together and developed an understanding so close that it wouldn't be inaccurate to term them as brothers in bond. He's extremely loyal towards ACP Pradyuman. He has some feelings for Ins. Shreya. He is often the target of criminals but faces them with undaunted spirit and is titled as the toughest cop of the team. Dayanand Shetty won the award for the best looking guy on Indian Television in 2002.

Dinesh Phadnis Dinesh Phadnis
Role:Inspector Fredericks
Inspector Fredericks is a long-standing member of the CID team who finds humour even in the darkest of situations. His character had a rather serious role from 1998 to 2005, but has been considerably lightened from then. Though tough towards villains, he's extremely caring towards each of his colleagues and their well-being, that's why he suffers most when anyone is injured. He's adored by everyone in the team for his big heart and affectionate attitude. He was a good friend of Sub-Inspector Sudhakar. He shared an entertaining and elder-brotherly bond with Sub-Inspector Vivek. His friendly tussles with Vivek can't be forgotten. He loves his wife a lot. He is afraid of ghosts yet he sometimes utters something out of the blue which crops up as a valuable clue to solving the case. He is always up to something mischevious and loves being scolded by Abhijeet or stared at by ACP Pradyuman.

Narendra Gupta Narendra Gupta
Role:Dr. R. P. Salunkhe
Dr. Salunkhe is the senior most and the greatest forensic expert CID has ever had. He had an unexplained exit in the year 2003, but made an appearance again in 2005 to save Daya in the episode Case of the Staged Murder. He believes that ACP Pradyuman was the one to pass the transfer orders against him, however, ACP has something else to say. Dr. Salunkhe finally joined the team once again in 2007 with The Case of the Dangerous Lady and has been an integral part of the show since then. He is said to have the ability to predict the time of death by looking at the dead body! He examines every single detail right from the tip of the hair to the heel and never misses anything. He often gets into a row with ACP Pradyuman or Senior Inspector Abhijeet but cares the most for his team. His boss, ACP Pradyuman, is closest to him and they share an excellent friendly bond though they are often fighting in the eyes of the team.

Hrishikesh Pandey Hrishikesh Pandey
Role:Inspector Sachin
Inspector Sachin joined the CID team in the episode Khooni Deewar (aired on May 7, 2010), under a misleading shady alias of Siddharth when he was actually working with a covert team referred to as CID Undercover. He's a bold and daring officer who greatly respects his seniors, and is often seen taking charge of the investigation in their absence. His remarkable physical prowess and agility enable him to overcome opponents in combat. He is a great officer who faces every danger with courage and strength. He's shown to be quite reserved about his personal life and views.

Ansha Sayed Ansha Sayed
Role:Inspector Purvi
Purvi joined the C.I.D team in 2011, after being helped by Abhijeet and Fredericks in thwarting a gang of drug smugglers on her last case. In a later episode, it was revealed that she had a traumatic childhood, having been kidnapped at a young age by her treacherous stepmother, before being saved and adopted by a kind man named Girish. She's a dedicated officer who assists her seniors in investigations, inquiries and close contact with enemies, especially female criminals.

Gaurav Khanna Gaurav Khanna
Role:Senior Inspector Kavin

Maninder Singh Maninder Singh
Role:Senior Inspector Dushayant

B. P. Singh B. P. Singh
Role:DCP Shamsher Singh Chitrole
In 2005 Face off - Trail in London series, DIG Shamsher Singh Chitrole was present. Later he appeared as DCP Shamsher Singh Chitrole better known as DCP Chitrole in the episode Kissa Daya Aur Lapata Bachhe Ka Part 1 (20th January 2012). From then on, he occasionally appears in a few episodes. Whether as DIG or DCP, he is always known for his criticisms. He finds happiness in ridiculing his juniors, especially ACP Pradyuman. He does what he thinks is right instead of doing according to the situation. He has one good quality of admitting his fault.

Jhanvi Chheda Jhanvi Chheda
Role:Inspector Shreya
Shreya made her entry in the episode Raaz Saar aur Haat Ka. She always stands up for what is right and shares a friendly bond with Purvi. Despite an ongoing soft side track of hers, she is a very brave cop who can face any danger bravely. She is shown to have a soft corner for Sr. Ins. Daya.

Shraddha Musale Shraddha Musale
Role:Dr Tarika
Dr. Tarika made her debut in the case The Don's Final Revenge (August 10, 2007). She is a very efficient forensics expert earnestly assisting Dr. Salunkhe in examining minute details of the corpses. She has immense respect for Dr. Salunkhe. She is shown to have a soft corner for Sr. Ins. Abhijeet.

Ajay Nagrath
Role:Sub-Inspector Pankaj
Pankaj joined CID in the episode CID Par Grahan 2 as appointed by DCP Chitrole. He was actually appointed as one to destroy peace within CID. In the long run, he proved himself a capable and trustworthy cop. He often provides comic relief to the show and Sr. Ins. Abhijeet and ACP Pradyuman get angry at him for his comments sometimes. Even then he is loved by the team.

Abhay Shukla
Role:Sub-Inspector Nikhil
Nikhil joined CID after rigorous training from Sr. Ins. Daya and he has profound respect for Daya. He often tries to be like Daya and it is his wish to be like Daya. He is a capable officer though he also provides comic relief to the show sometimes with his questions.

Vikas Kumar Vikas Kumar
Role:Senior Inspector Rajat

Vivek Mashru Vivek Mashru
Jaswir Kaur Jaswir Kaur Role:Kajal

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