details to the IT core team. The mobile phone can be traced using some applications with the high-end technology in the IT core wing. Representational image/By arrangement
Nellore: In a bid to help people who lost their mobile phones, Prakasam district police led by SP Malika Gargh has devised a standard operation procedure (SOP) to trace such phones and restore them to the owners.
As a result, some 525 lost/stolen mobiles were traced within various police stations across the district and handed over to the victims.
People can go to the police station as soon as they lost their phone, fill out the form and hand it over at the reception counter.
In return, the complainant will be given an acknowledgment receipt. The police will then thoroughly investigate the complaint and send the details to the IT core team. The mobile phone can be traced using some applications with the high-end technology in the IT core wing.
A special team has been set up to trace the missing mobiles. Complaints related to mobiles would be entered in CCTNS (Crime and Criminal Tracking Networks and Systems) for follow-up action.
"Through the Mobile Tracing Programme, 2162 missing mobile complaints have been received, 525 mobile phones have been traced and handed over to those who lost it in the past four months," the SP stated.
The 500th phone traced through the new system was handed over to the victim by the SP in Ongole on Monday.
"Earlier there were some difficulties in lodging a complaint of lost mobiles at the police stations. Now, the police promptly receive the complaints and trace the missing mobile phone in a short time and hand it over to the victims," said a resident, Marry Rani from Ongole.