The 31-year-old owner of a mobile phone shop in Pandav Nagar was arrested on Friday for selling stolen mobile phones through an online portal, the police told. Accused Amit Verma (31) and his brother Rajeev own the shop, the police told, adding that their friend Naseem, a resident of Mayur Vihar, had given them three stolen phones. The police had in January received a complaint regarding theft of 50 mobile phones from a store owned by Ajay Rahtore in north-east Delhi’s Saboli. Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-East) Ajit Kumar Singla told that a case was registered at Harsh Vihar police station. Investigation revealed that some of the stolen phones were activated and in use, and technical surveillance led the police to Mr. Verma. According to the police the accused told the police that he had sold two of the mobile phones stolen from Mr. Rathore’s shop through OLX using forged bills. The accused prepared forged bills and sold the mobile phones for ₹8,200 each to Manish Kumar and Sachin Kumar. They returned the third phone to Mr. Naseem when they discovered that the police were investigating the case,the police added.
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