HC Deb 12 July 1915 vol 73 c635
3. Sir J. D. REES

asked the Secretary of State for India whether the Government of India has under consideration the desirability of organising a special department on the lines of the old Thagi department for the purpose of putting down the organised dacoities which now prevail in the Punjab and parts of-Bengal, and are believed to be instigated by German agency?

The SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Chamberlain)

The Criminal Intelligence Department of the Government of India, working in connection with the police departments of Provincial Governments, absorbed and represents the old Thagi and Dakaiti Department. I am not aware that any further special organisation is contemplated.

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