Keeping a record on the sale of used cellphones: Ludhiana police chief to shopkeepers

Kaustubh Sharma, Ludhiana’s police chief, said the thieves involved in the crime were selling their mobile phones to shop owners and a dossier would help the police solve such cases.

Police Commissioner Kaustubh Sharma on Saturday ordered shop owners to keep a register of sellers and buyers of all second-hand mobile phones.

Sharma said the thieves involved in the crime were selling their cellphones to traders in the city and under such conditions the police were finding it difficult to solve the cases.

According to the ordinances, traders must maintain a register in which they will keep records of people selling used cellphones as well as buyers of used phones.

The police commissioner also warned against harsh action against offenders.

Sharma had extended a ban on encroaching on roads on Saturday, setting up rehris, placing produce outside shops and roadside makeshift stalls. According to the decrees, the encroachments cause traffic problems and setbacks. The orders will remain in effect for the next two months.

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