IMEI is a 15-digit identifier for every cell phone used within the telecom community and based on the police, there have been many circumstances of cloned and duplicated IMEI handsets.
A senior officer of the power mentioned following a grievance from a consumer of a misplaced or stolen cell phone, after due validation, the gadget or the IMEI is marked as ‘black-listed’ by means of the ZIPNET system of the Delhi Police.
A listing of all such black-listed units is shared with the telecom service suppliers (TSPs) for blocking these units.
“As soon as blocked, these units will be unable to entry any community pan India. If any particular person tries to make use of a blacklisted gadget utilizing any SIM, the TSP involved will seize the entry log or traceability knowledge containing particulars such because the cell quantity and the IMEI, and report back to the Central Tools Id Register to facilitate police motion in tracing the gadget,” the officer mentioned.