Thursday, May 25, 2006

Thanks to Chennai Cops

I’m very good at loosing cell phones, debit/credit cards, keys (vehicle as well as house) and wallets. It all started in my school days when I was passionate about trying a wide assortment of pens and loosing them. I don’t really remember whether it was the loosing that made me try different pens or it was the multitude of pens that caused this habit of loosing. Though I lost interest in pens (I no longer carry a pen), I couldn’t loose the habit of loosing and it keeps haunting all my personal possessions like cell phones, keys, cards, (sometimes girls!) etc, till they no longer interest me. Today, I have lost my debit card for the second time in two months!

Though very cautious, my wife was also caught by the Loosing Jinn last month when she lost her cell phone while visiting the bank. When she informed me, I blocked the SIM and consoled her saying that the model is obsolete and so it is an opportunity to get the latest one. But she was adamant, as it is a B'day gift I gave her and hence, she resolved to find it at any cost. Finally, she asked me to email the Cyber Crime Department of Chennai Police, requesting them to investigate this. I emailed cop@vsnl.net with the details of the cell phone and to my surprise, I got a response from Letika Saran, IPS, CoP, Greater Chennai, assuring that necessary action will be taken.

Exactly after 10 days, I received a call from the commissioner’s office that the cell phone has been found and recovered. One of my uncles went to collect the cell phone, and I understand from him that Letika Saran herself handed over it. I know that the Chennai cops have a habit of making and breaking world records in investigating complex cases. But I was surprised to see the same level of importance given for a trivial case. When agencies across the country are struggling to file charge sheets within 90 days, narrowing the gap between crime and justice so drastically is no mean task.

Thanks to the efforts of the Chennai Cops.

Don’t hesitate to lodge a complaint through cop@vsnl.net when you loose a cell phone.

13 comments:

Kamal Aanand (Kamz) said...

Wow! That's a great news. It is inspirational! Nowadays, people tend to get on with life with no belief in the system. This proves that wrong. You should thank your wife for driving this point though :)

Arun said...

tats wonderful...

sheik said...

I also lost my cell phone last week. I put a complaint and got response from Letika Saran, IPS. I am very much confident that I will get my phone soon.

Anonymous said...

so we have hope in our system somewhere ! i personally have had great response from the commisioners office .as a matter of fact the commisioner will be on A.I.R exclusive interview on 107.1 FM 'THE ODYSSEY HOUR' with RJ Niladri b/w 7 & 8 pm on the 29th July 2006 . Catch the interview ! it'll be a surprise cheers !

Anonymous said...

i just wrote in a while ago and have given the wrong date for the show called THE ODYSSEY HOUR WITH RJ NILADRI on 107.1 FM b/w 7 & 8 pm , the date is 05/08/2006.
thanks !

Anonymous said...

Good days are gone now it seems :( I lost my cellphone and hoped this would help me too! But i got this

From: System Administrator
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2006 4:01 PM
To: cop@vsnl.net
Subject: Undeliverable: Delivery Notification: Delivery has failed

Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.

Subject: Mobile lost!
Sent: 11/30/2006 3:59 PM

The following recipient(s) could not be reached:

cop@vsnl.net on 11/30/2006 4:00 PM
The message could not be delivered because the recipient's mailbox is full.

Delivery failed: Over quota

Hope they start working for this good reason soon again!

Shiva said...

Hi,

Seems there is no mail space. Prolly I will notify them to purge/clear their mail space

sudha said...

Hi,
Im Sudha from Chennai, I Posted a Complaint to Cop@vsnl.net, but it said
The message could not be delivered because the recipient's mailbox is full.
Delivery failed: Over quota

San AnyOne help me !!!!!

Anjana Ramamoorthy said...

Is this emailid only for Chennai?
I am from Hyderabad. Any emailid for Hyd also or can i use the same one?
Would appreciate your response. Thanks

shekhar said...

its really a good good sign

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh what a great.....

Is this mail id for only chennai... or it will work of any where in india....

really unbelievable..... my friend also lost his mobiel in hyderabad... if any specific mail id for hyderabad or same one can use.. it
help me..... in this case....

Oncece again hats up to Chennai Police.....

Bhavana said...

I am Archana from Karnataka.I lost my phone,Nokia E6 today at 5.30pm. It was gifted by my husband.I need to get it soon.I have mailed on cop@vsnl.net. will u please help me in tracing it..... thank u so much

1986 said...

dear sir, i sent many time to your id.but after few minute . i have replay it (mail delevery has been failed)please help me to register my request for mobile tracing.(seeta ram, village -kushak, post tappa-billochpur ,tehsil&distt. palwal , haryana 121107 mobile , nokia 1200 ,imei n%354871025607769 ,last used n%8059504467, missed date , 9 march 2011, email id is (seeta.ram74@gmail.com)