1. The series which premiered on 21 January 1998, is the longest running television series in India, having completed seventeen years in 2015. (And you thought FRIENDS and ONE TREE HILL had the longest runs)
2. Abhijeet was introduced in the show as a criminal but was later added into the C.I.D. team. (He has also been shown to be missing a few memories before he joined the force)
3. C.I.D. set a record on 7 November 2004, when it entered the Guinness Book of World Records and Limca Book of Recordsfor having shot the longest SINGLE SHOT WITHOUT A CUT of 111 minutes. (ALL HAIL BP SINGH)
4. It has had crossover episodes with Aahat, Adaalat and Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chasmah.
5. The crew has traveled internationally to France, Switzerland and London to shoot the show.
6. ACP Pradyuman is known to make very good LASSI, and when in the mood he makes it for everyone on the set.
7. The pilot episode of the show was shot 21 years back in 1992, five years before the show launched in 1997. (read the line again to let it sink in)
8. The show has been dubbed in various Indian languages including Telugu , Tamil, Bengali. If that’s not all, CID also airs in Pakistan on Apna Channel, A-Plus Entertainment and on Geo Kahani.
9. In one of the episodes which was shot near the snow covered Indo-Tibetian border, ACP Pradyuman aka Shivaji Satam sank into the snow and was pulled just in time by the crew members.
10. CID officer Fredricks (played by Dinesh Phadnis) and Daya (played by Dayanand Shetty) have also written a few episodes for the show.
Now Some Serious Facts....
11. C.I.D bureau has a huge building but only one team of people who solve all the cases, one at a time. While, Dr Salunke's forensics department is run by only two people - him and an assistant.
12. Dr Salunkhe can get the finger prints tested by just pressing Ctrl+Alt on his computer.
13. They have only one Toyota Qualis since the very beginning.
14. No one in the CID team ever got married.
15. Daya has died almost five times in CID and he has reincarnated every time. What’s more, one time the entire CID team was killed but they survived the attack. Even Abhijeet was hit with a bullet right in the middle of his forehead , but he is still alive!
16. Everyone gets a 'faasi ki saza'.