Not less than 25 shopkeepers had been arrested, and 35 cell phones seized, throughout a joint operation carried out by police and Rangers at Karachi’s Serena cell market on Tuesday, police officers stated.
In accordance with District Central SSP Arif Aslam Rao, legislation enforcement officers had determined to conduct a raid after receiving complaints relating to the sale of stolen and snatched cell phones on the market situated within the Sakhi Hasan space of the metropolis.
On the finish of the operation, 25 shopkeepers had been detained for questioning and 35 cell phones and different gadgets had been taken into custody for additional investigation, the senior police officer stated.
The yr 2018 noticed a spike in cell phone robberies within the metropolis, with greater than 14,000 telephones snatched as in comparison with 12,187 in 2013 — as revealed throughout a police briefing given to Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah final month.
Sindh Inspector Normal of Police Dr Kaleem Imam had claimed that the variety of cell phone snatching had gone up because of the registration of First Data Reviews, as previously victims had been reluctant to register circumstances due to poor legislation and order scenario.
Police additionally discovered that 30 per cent of all cell phone snatching passed off throughout the territorial jurisdiction of a mere 11 police stations of town.
4 police stations every fall in Karachi’s East and Central districts whereas the remaining three police stations are in Korangi district.
Police have termed the interval between 7pm and 11pm as the height hours throughout which many of the cellphone snatching incidents happen.