Hyderabad: Stolen phones returned to owners by police

Hyderabad: Hyderabad police commissioner Anjani Kumar on Saturday handed over 24 cellphones that were stolen from people in the city.

The phones were traced by the police following complaints received on the Hawk Eye mobile application.

The Hyderabad police had launched Hawk Eye in January, 2015.

“Today the app has 8,96,030 users,” said the Mr Kumar.

Registered users can report loss of their cellphones on the application.

Based on the complaint, the IT core team of the police commissioner tracks down the lost phone with the help of the IMEI numbers.

The team was successful in recovering 24 mobile phones, all worth `2 lakh, and the same were returned to their owners.

“Citizens are advised to download the Hawk Eye mobile app and use the various features such as crosschecking IMEI numbers with those of the lost mobiles while purchasing a second-hand mobile phone, and so on,” Mr Kumar said.

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