Raipur: In a special campaign Raigarh police have recovered 110 lost and stolen mobile phones worth about Rs 15 lakh in a month. Raigarh SP Santosh Singh distributed the mobiles recovered by the cyber cell this month to the mobile owners on Tuesday.
SP Santosh Singh told the media persons that today mobile is not just a medium of conversation, many people store their important documents, records, photos and videos on their mobiles. It is a stressing situation when their mobile is lost or stolen. In addition, there is a possibility of misuse of important documents stored on the mobile. Keeping this in view, a special campaign was given to the cyber cell for taking quick action on complaint of stolen or lost mobile phones. Under this campaign over 110 mobile phones of different companies have been recovered this month.
Of these, 85 mobiles are from Raipur, Bilaspur, Ambikapur, Baloda Bazar, Janjgir-Champa, Mahasamund, Surajpur, Jashpur, Mungeli and the remaining 25 mobiles were found in Azargarh, Shahdol, Satna, Rourkela, Bandbahal, Sundergarh, Bokaro, and Sambalpur, which have been sourced via couriers. The total value of mobiles recovered this month is Rs 15 lakh and some of the recovered mobiles are expensive worth about Rs 30,000-40,000, he said.
Besides, in the last 1 year by the cyber cell has recovered 382 mobiles worth about Rs 50 lakhs and handed over to the mobile owners. Singh appealed citizens that if they receive any stolen/lost mobile phone, then submit it to the nearest police station or call the mobile owner and return it, using someone else's mobile is a crime. He said that despite warning of cyber cell, action will be taken against those who are not returning and using such mobile.
As part of the special campaign, the trained head constable or constable of the cyber cell, the staff of the cyber cell traced the location of the lost or stolen mobiles and contacted the respective holders and warned them to return the mobile and deposit the mobile to the nearest police station or send through couriers.
While distribution of mobile phones, some people told that they had given up hope of getting the mobile after losing it, in such a situation, they were quite happy to get the mobile which could be clearly seen on their face. This act of police was being appreciated by everyone.
Cyber Cell chief constable Rajesh Patel, Durgesh Singh, Constable Brij Lal Gurjar, Dhananjay Kashyap, Prashant Panda and women constable Maneka Chauhan were among the ones who succeeded in recovering maximum mobile phones.