GUJARAT POLICE

Gujarat policeGujarat, India’s westernmost state, has varied terrain and numerous sacred sites. In its urban center of Ahmedabad is the Calico Museum of Textiles, displaying antique and modern Indian fabrics. Spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi’s base from 1917-1930 was Sabarmati Ashram, where his living quarters remain on view. The Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque), built in the 15th-century, is defined by its courtyard and columned design.

Gujarat Area is spread across, 196,024 km², Capital is Gandhi Nagar and Population: 62.7 million (2013)

GUJARAT POLICE

The Gujarat Police is the law enforcement agency for the state of Gujarat in India. The Gujarat Police has its headquarters in Gandhinagar, the state capital.

The Gujarat Police came into existence after Gujarat’s separation from the Greater Mumbai state on 1 May 1960.

The Gujarat Police is headed by Director General of Police (DGP).

There are four Commissioners’ offices are now: Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Rajkot and Surat. There are seven ranges in the Gujarat Police: Ahmedabad,Gandhinagar, Vadodara, Rajkot, Junagadh, Surat and Boarder Range. For police administration the state is further divided into 26 police districts and Western Railway Police.

Gujarat Police has some branches for special tasks: Crime, anti-terrorist squad (ATS) and the Intelligence wing. The Gujarat Police was the first state police to crack the serial bomb blast mystery during 2007-08 in many Indian cities including 2008 Ahmedabad bombings

Presently P P Pandey is the Director General of Police DGP (additional charge)