As many as 65 stolen phones, gadgets used to change their IMEIs were seized from the accused.
New Delhi: Sleuths of the Delhi police have unearthed a high-profile gang that would steal expensive mobiles and sell them off after changing their IMEIs.
With the arrest, the police claimed to have recovered 65 stolen mobiles along with latest gadgets used to change IMEIs, break phone locks and flash the google accounts of phones.
The arrested gang members were Mehtab Malik and Praveen Kumar Sharma.
The arrest was made on a tip-off received on Friday about two members of the gang being about to come in front of Air Force Station near Monkey Park on MB road on bikes with stolen mobile phones at about 4.00 pm.
At about 4.10 pm, a police team intercepted the two and recovered four mobile phones separately from their possession.
On interrogation, Malik confessed to being a dealer of stolen mobile phones. He said he collected stolen mobiles from the area and changed their IMEIs in order to sell them in the open market at a higher price. As the IMEI of phones were changed, no investigating agency could track it.
He also said that he would use latest gadgets so as to break pattern locks, flash Google accounts and change IMEIs of phones.
Malik, who has two wives, told the police that to sustain the two marriages, he had got involved in illegal activities.