Public advised not to buy second hand mobile phones

Shillong, July 20: The State police have asked the public not to buy second hand mobile phones from unknown people at cheaper rates without verifying the purchase receipt and credentials of the seller.

An advisory issued by the Meghalaya Additional Director General of Police (CID) said, “it is found that mobile phones so purchased are stolen. It is also observed that people are randomly using pre-activated/black SIM cards in their mobile phones intentionally/unintentionally which is illegal.”

Police also advised the public to hand over to nearest police station if they found any mobile phones anywhere.

“In case of second hand mobile phones, they should first insist on purchase receipt as the person buying stolen mobile phones are liable under section 411 of the Indian Penal Code and may face imprisonment for a period up to 3 years,” the advisory said.

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