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‘DIL’ will shortly enter into its 40th glorious year of service, an eventful period of three decades.

‘DIL’ has been serving every section of the Society including Central/State Government Departments, Public Sector Undertakings,Top Bureaucrats, Private Sector Establishments.

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About Us

DETECTIVE INTERENATIONAL (popularly known as “DIL”) was established by Mr. V. Kulothunga Cholan (Mr. Cholan in short), trained in Scotland Yard Discipline, at the time when the concept of investigation by private sources was hardly known to the people of the country. Moreover on those days there were none to teach/train him on the subject. A post-graduate hailing from Thanjavur, the granary of South India, Mr. Cholan desired to be different from others and wanted to do something for the people of the country. This resulted in the establishment of his Private Detective Agency “Detective International” at Chennai in the year 1980. Since then there was no looking back!

Mr. Cholan slowly and steadily created the much needed ‘awareness’ to this profession through various types of publicity including TV/AIR and press interviews and TV serials. Thus he has increased the strength of freelance informants to several thousands. To-day he is the leader in the profession and “DIL” is the leading detective agency with world-wide contacts and tie-ups. It can handle any investigation anywhere in the word and similarly any information can be obtained from any where. Every detail will remain 100% secret. In this connection any one interested to have business association with “DIL” from any country at the world level is welcome.

The agency is known for independent and unbiased reports. It will not succumb to any pressure. A dedicated and trustworthy team of trained and experienced intelligence officers form part of the brigade. Through television appearance and by way of publicity in print media, Mr. Cholan has gained popularity everywhere. This has indirectly helped him in getting good response from government departments and others. Along with regular intelligence officers, the services of freelance informants in the area and the clientele side are effectively and confidentially used towards the investigation. “DIL” maintains cordial relationship with Police and other Government law enforcing agencies.

As of now the society has been relying upon exclusively on the Police and other Government agencies. But to-day the sheer volume of crime and the cost overstrained government agencies. Privatization is the order of the day. Therefore, private sector must be encouraged to play a greater role which will be of complementary in nature to the police. Together with latest sophisticated equipments and proper intelligence network, one can do wonders in this profession. One should, however, be careful in choosing the reliable detective agency before entrusting any assignment.

Membership of Association

  • Founder Vice-President - Association of Private Detectives & Investigators [APDI]
  • First Chairman - Association of Private Detectives & Investigators - TN Region [APDI-TN]
  • Founder Chairman - South Indian Private Detectives Association [SIPDA]
  • Founder President - Security Association of South India [SASI]
  • General Secretary - All India Brotherly Service Council [AIBSC]
  • Member - Indo-Australian Association [IAA]
  • Member - Indian Association of Security Industry [IASI]
Honorary Advisory Council
‘DIL’ has an Advisory Council consisting of eminent personalities in various fields including:
  • Mr. P.A. Deivasigamani, Advocate & Notary Public
  • Prof. A. Kanagaraj, Chairman, Jaya Engg. College
  • Prof. D. Victor, former Director of Collegiate Education
  • Mr. V. Ramamurthy, IAS®
  • Mr. S. A. Subramani, IAS ®
  • Mr. M. Gopalakrishnan, former CMD, Indian Bank
  • Mr. R. Gandhi, Senior Advocate
  • Mr. S. Charuhasan, Actor/Advocate
  • ‘Kalaimamani’ Thanjaivanan, former Producer, Doordarshan Kendra, Chennai
  • ‘Haji’ S. M. Hithayathullah, former Member, Central Film Censor Board
  • Mr. P. Manavalan,USA, Academician
  • Mr. Nicholas John Turner & Mrs. S. Sarit, Mount Lawly, West Australia.

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Mr. V. Kulothunga Cholan, M.A.
Detective Director General
8A, Whites Road (2nd floor), Royapettah
Chennai – 600 014/INDIA

Mobile : +91 9382 138 649 , +91 9444 053 979
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