Cases of ‘missing’ phones rise
A staggering 4,658 mobile phones have been reported ‘missing’ in the city so far this year. In comparison, 3,610 and 3,975 cellphones were reported missing in 2010 and 2011, respectively.
Similarly, the number of cellphones reported as stolen has fallen from 776 in 2010 and 764 in 2011 to just 225 this year so far.
Significantly, the number of mobiles recovered has shot up from 142 in 2010 and 201 in 2011 to 486 this year.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (Crime) Satbir Singh, who is also handling the charge of the cyber-crime cell told Chandigarh Newsline, “People have become very much aware these days. The number of cases of thefts are fewer as many people have mobile tracking service activated in their phones. There have been instances where youngsters have themselves traced their phones.”
“This year, we got our e-mail addresses registered with all the police circles of North-India. Earlier we were able to trace mobile phones which were in use only in Punjab and Haryana. But now, we can trace the phones anywhere in the North,” the Deputy Superintendent of
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