- Thousands of stolen cell phones are sent to this country, because …;
- Mumbai Crime Branch Big Reveal
- Four members of a mobile theft gang arrested
The revelation came after four members of a gang of mobile thieves were arrested. They have seized 248 mobile phones worth Rs 43 lakh. Not only that, many laptops have also been seized. According to DCP Datta Nalawade to NBT, a large number of common passenger mobiles are being stolen from local trains and buses in Mumbai. The Chembur unit was informed that dozens of stolen mobiles were kept in a house in Govandi. The crime branch was trying to track down those thieves. A team of Chief Inspector Ravindra Salunkhe and PSI Sanjay Gaikwad raided the scene and seized mobile phones and laptops.
These mobiles are also sent from Bangladesh to other countries
When questioned, the defendant said that he does not steal, but buys cheap from gang members who steal. Later, the people associated with the gang send them to some of their colleagues in Delhi and Agra. These accomplices take the stolen cell phone to Calcutta. The gang members come from Malda in Kolkata. They take cell phones and then give them to other gang members in Bangladesh on the other side of the border. These mobiles are also sent from Bangladesh to other countries.
The leader of this gang is Sameer Sheikh. Along with him, Mohammad Waju Shaikh, Mohsin Abdul Shaikh and Sunny Yadav have also been arrested. An investigation by the Mumbai Crime Division revealed that most of the mobiles stolen in the MMR area were purchased by the same gang. Several stolen phones from UP, Tirupati were also sent to the gang in Mumbai.
… then it is impossible to track the mobile
Why were the stolen mobiles sent to Bangladesh and from there to other countries? In fact, every time a cell phone theft report is reported to the police station, the police try to trace the stolen cell phone by the IMEI number. Anyone who puts a SIM in a mobile with that IMEI number, the police will understand the name, address and location of the SIM person.
According to an official of Senior Inspector Ravindra Salunkhe, we can catch those people only if the stolen mobile phones are in the country. But if the stolen mobile goes abroad, it cannot be traced. Mobile phone thieves are also aware of this, which is why stolen mobiles have been shipped and sold in Bangladesh or Nepal for some time.