2048 missing and stolen mobile phones traced by Police

Chandigarh, Jan 1 ( P2P) – Under a special drive, Haryana Police have successfully traced and recovered as many as 2048 missing and stolen mobile phones during the past 11 months (Jan to Nov) and returned them to their owners. The total worth of the recovered mobile phone was over Rs.1.61 crore.

While giving this information here today, Director General of Police (DGP), Haryana, Sh. Manoj Yadava said that acting on the complaints, IT and cyber cell teams traced the location of these mobile phones by tracking SIM being used and/or their IMEI number. The recovered 2048 handsets also include costly high-end smartphones. While most of these phones have been lost accidentally by their owners, some others were stolen as well. Using hi-end technology, dedicated teams of policemen made fruitful efforts to trace missing cell phones.

At 252, the maximum mobile phones were recovered in Hisar followed by 145 in Yamunanagar, 144 in  Gurugram, 140 in Kaithal, 137 in Panchkula, 117 in Sirsa, 94 in Karnal, 93 in Hansi, 88 each in Ambala and Sonipat. The GRP had also contributed with the recovery of 109 mobile phones from Jan to Nov. 2020.

After the recovery, police contact the complainant and returned the mobile phones to their original owners. “It was an emotional moment for many people when they got back their lost mobile phone as cell phones are more important than their monetary value due to passwords, saved data and personal information. This drive is being appreciated by people and they were pleasantly surprised when they got a phone call from police about recovery of their handsets”, he added.

Sh. Yadava said that police have made it a priority to trace missing phones with the help of latest technology. This will be an ongoing programme and more such recoveries are expected in 2021,” he added.  

 “People must quickly report loss of mobiles especially smart phones so that these electronic gadgets are not misused by anti-social elements”, advised the DGP.