Indore: Crime Branch recovers 540 stolen phones, hands them over to actual owners

The best companion of humans in these early decades of the 21st century is indisputably a smartphone which always stays with us when we are in the bedroom, in the office, on playgrounds or even when we are off answering nature’s call. It enables us to access the internet, read and respond to emails, receive other services and chat with friends on social networking sites.

From entertainment to information, it is a mammoth source of virtually everything. Photos, videos, word documents, PDF files, books- you name it, modern handsets help you keep everything safe with you. Will it not hurt if you lose it all of a sudden? It will.

Efforts by Indore Crime Branch

Indore’s Crime branch has possibly made a record of handing over 540 handsets to the rightful owners at one go. The phones were recovered from different cities of Madhya Pradesh and several other states such as Bihar, Rajasthan, Odisha, Maharashtra etc.

DCP Nimish Agrawal, the head of Indore’s Crime Branch, was leading the sleuths who were tasked with collecting the stolen phones which are said to be costly. The recovered phones include 2 iPhones, 27 one plus, 75 Samsung, 80 Oppo, 165 Vivo, 104 Redmi, 67 Realme, 06 Honor handsets. Their collective worth is assessed by the crime branch officials, to be at ₹1.5 crores.

“All the complaints were received by the police on citizen cop mobile app- developed and launched in Indore and now being used in other cities as well. We made our efforts to recover as many cellphones as possible and submitted them to the actual owners,” Addl Commissioner of Police, Rajesh Hingankar told The Youth

Such recoveries of phones by the Crime Branch will certainly establish the trust of ordinary citizens in online complaints. The number of online complainants’ dramatic growth over the past few years on the Citizen Cop illustrates the increasing conference in the work of Indore’s crime branch.

Mrityunjay Chaubey is the editor in chief at The Youth. He hails from Indore. Before The Youth, He worked for Indian Defence News as a columnist and was a reporter at two other sports portals.