Police officials recently arrested a person who used to sell fake mobile phones to people. The accused used to lure gullible people under the guise of selling mobile phones and later replaced them with glass replicas.
After getting to know about the incident police in the locality of Abids got into action and nabbed the person. The 33-year old accused person has been identified as Md. Sameer.
According to police officials, the accused had informed the complainant Rohit Singh that he was from Haryana and had lost his wallet. He was in urgent need of money and therefore wanted to sell his mobile. To make it look convincing the accused also showed his purchase bill.
Seeing it as a lucrative offer, the victim expressed the willingness to buy the mobile. However, the accused after taking the money handed over a pouch stating that the mobile phone was inside and later disappeared from the location.
Moreover, the accused in some cases replaced the phone in the pouch with another glass object resembling it.
In his confession statement, the accused revealed that he had committed similar crimes in Bangalore, Kochi, and Chennai. The accused was earlier arrested by the Chennai police.
The incidents of fake mobile phones have increased in large numbers, earlier in the month of December authorities confiscated fake Xiaomi phones worth 13 lakh in Karol Bagh New Delhi.
Source: Deccan Chronicle