13, 086 cases of mobile theft/ loss in North Delhi
Danish Raza | March 25, 2010
If you live in or are passing through north Delhi, be careful with your mobile phone. North Delhi tops the list in the capital when it comes to the number of cases of mobile phones theft or loss.
There were 13,086 reported cases of mobile lost/theft in north Delhi in the last two years followed by central Delhi with 11,274 cases and east Delhi with 7,320 cases.
The home ministry gave this data to Delhi resident Devashish Bhattacharya. In December last year, he filed an RTI application seeking the number of mobile theft/lost cases registered in Delhi in the last two years; the number of cases where the phones were recovered; details of raids conducted by Delhi Police in these cases and the number of arrests made.
The ministry forwarded the application to 10 districts of Delhi Police which provided the data.
Most number of recoveries, 237, were from the south district where 6,924 cases were reported. It was followed by the east district (184) and the northeast district (173).
As many as 21 persons were arrested in New Delhi district in mobile theft cases.
The RTI response also revealed that Delhi Police in the central and northeast districts have mobile tracing cells.
“When we buy mobile phones, the government wants us to produce all the identity proofs due to security reasons. What about these phones which are not recovered? They can very much be used by terrorists. Who will take up this issue?” Bhattacharya told Governance Now.
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