Thanks to CIER, Telangana police trace, unblock, return 1,000 lost phones in 30 days
Telangana Police have tracked down, unblocked and returned over 1,000 lost or missing mobile phones to their owners in just one month
HYDERABAD: Telangana Police have tracked down, unblocked and returned over 1,000 lost or missing mobile phones to their owners in just one month. They were able to do this with the help of the Central Equipment Identity Register Portal (CIER) portal.
Despite the fact that all police units collaborated in the recovery of lost or stolen mobile phones, Cyberabad Commissionerate contributed to the recovery of 149 mobile devices while Warangal Commissionarate (91 mobile devices) and Kamareddy district (79 mobile devices) stood next.
The Central Equipment Identity Register Portal (CEIR), which aims to combat mobile theft and counterfeit mobiles, went live in Telangana on April 19, 2023.
Telangana DGP Anjani Kumar inaugurated a one-day hands-on training session for 60 Master Trainers on April 13, 2023, and handed CEIR user IDs to all 780 police stations under the 31 Police Units on April 18, 2023.
Additional DGP, CID, Mahesh M Bhagwat was assigned as the Nodal Officer for the CEIR portal which was developed by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT).
The Telangana state was chosen for the pilot project of the portal which became operational on April 19, 2023 and the National wide CEIR site was formally inaugurated on May 17, 2023.
The CID ADGP efficiently monitoring the day-to-day activity of the CEIR as a ‘super user’, resulted in the tracing and handing over of the over 1,000 lost/missing mobiles to their rightful owners in a short period of one month from April 20 to May 22, 2023.
The Telangana Police urged its citizens to use this service on the citizen portal rather than going to Mee Seva or a police station to report lost or stolen mobile devices. The request was made in light of the above remarkable achievement by the state police through its collaboration with DoT.