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Beware of cell phones burglars in Delhi metro

Mobile and Vehicle theft's shows the increase in looting trend

Cell phones topped among the most stolen items in Delhi this year. In an average, Delhi police register about 120 theft cases across the city.  It is reported over 20,200 cell phones were stolen this year. The number could be more as many do not file a FIR. Vehicles stood second in most theft items with an average of 87 per day.

 Guarding a vehicle is a much bigger task when it compares to a mobile phone which can be held in hand. Looting includes cars, motorcycles, scooters and nearly 15,900 vehicles were listed in police records in the first half of 2016. Battery operated e-rickshaws were not exempted in the list by the thieves.

According to police reports, two-wheelers are the most stolen vehicles and nearly 1,500-2,000 are recovered every year.  Most of the cell phone theft cases were lodged in metro police stations in Delhi. A sum of 4800 FIR’s was filed in metro stations out of which 3,600 were mobile phones.

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A senior officer said that “Cell phones, wallet and jewellery were the three most common items stolen inside the metro. This year, police arrested around 168 pickpockets from inside the metro. At least 40 of them were women. Women don’t normally steal cell phones. All those we arrested this year worked in groups. They are more into stealing wallets and jewellery.”

Delhi has an explosive market for used cell phones with hundreds of shops in localities like Gaffar market. There is a team of experts who can change the phone’s unique identity IMEI number, with which the police can track the phone. A gang of six men were caught with 448 cell phones from 16 different states, 310 of it includes Apple phones.

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Police statistics shows the increase in motor vehicle thefts each year. Last year, count took a raise in the graph with 31,114 vehicles when compared to 22,219 vehicles is 2014. Carjackers prefer not to sell vehicles in Delhi, they opt to smuggle out and reach far off places in the northeast of the country. Last week, police arrested 3 men natives of Bareilly, who came down to Delhi for stealing motorcycles.

Paytm To Offer Free WIFI Services To Its Customers

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 Vijay Kumar Sharma, the first E – Commerce service provider to initiate free wifi services across the metro stations all over in Delhi. Initial start-up was rolled out in a metro station in Noida, a place benefits where nearly 1,00,000 people a day.

Signalling Paytm wifi, very soon starting across all the main subway stations across Delhi, and Mr. Sharma founder of the company expressed that the program will allow connecting to the user ‘Paytm Wifi’ for 15 minutes and can access only his Paytm account.

Paytm is trying to push the customers to use their wallet for offline usage. Paytm wants their customers, merchants, and traders to exchange the cash through Paytm wallet.

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For an instance, commuters who was about to pay for taxi driver can transact the cash to his Paytm wallet, and Taxi driver accepts the payment via Paytm wallet. This all can be attainable over through free access Internet, the free start – up service is going to start soon in all the Metro Stations.

Mr. Kumar said “Initially we are trying to set up in metro stations because they are the key locations for our customers and merchants, especially auto – rickshaw wallas” he added.

A year ago, taxi online cab aggregator (Ola and Uber) started free wifi to its consumers. Uber is offering free 4G Wi-Fi in partnership with Airtel to Customers in Mumbai and plan to launch the service in other parts of the country. Nevertheless, Paytm is the first e-commerce site to provide access to free wifi. After a point we can expect our customers to buy these services, said Sharma.

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On Friday, Mr. Vijay posted on Facebook and Twitter signifying that the smartphone device was connecting to wifi named “Paytm WIFI” and the screenshot reveals the initial start-up in a metro station in Noida Sector – 18.