The Punjab police department has launched a new smartphone application to prevent the theft and illegal sale of mobile phones. According to reports, the app can help recover phones if they get stolen or snatched by muggers.
Launch Ceremony of the Application
The launch ceremony of the application took place at the DIG Investigations Lahore office. Capital City Police Chief BA Nasir attended the inaugural ceremony as the chief guest. Several high-ranking police officials including DIG Investigation Dr. Inaam Wahid, DIG Operations Waqas Nazeer, SSP Admin Mutazir Mehdi, SSP Investigations Zeeshan Asghar, SSP (CRO) Ahsan Saifullah, senior police officers, trade leaders, and media representatives, also attended the event.
Details about the Application
The Capital City Police Lahore developed the application in collaboration with the Punjab Information Technology Board and named it the “e-Gadget Monitoring System”.
— Punjab Police Official (@OfficialDPRPP) October 7, 2021
How does the Application work?
Traders and shopkeepers in the mobile phone industry will register themselves using the e-Gadget app. After completing the formalities, they will store the IMEI numbers of each mobile phone in the app so the police may access the database for stolen gadgets. If a mobile phone is stolen, the police will be notified promptly via the app, and an FIR will be instantly uploaded there.
DIG Dr. Inam Wahid said:
Businesses for mobile phone sales, repair, and software installation will save the IMEI number on the app for each phone. As a result, a database of stolen mobiles will be available to the police, and thieves will not be able to sell the mobile anywhere. Customers will be able to use the app to verify if they are being sold a stolen device.
Speaking about the app, CCPO Lahore BA Nasir said:
The app is a revolution. Its effective use would minimize cellphone theft by 60% to 70%. I promise merchants that the app will assist them in safeguarding their businesses.
The Lahore police chief further said:
Stolen devices are being sold and purchased as the data of stolen mobile phones is not available online. Once the app is successful in Lahore, its scope will be expanded to other areas as well.
The app is available for download on Google Playstore and iOS App Store.
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