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Man illegally sells Airtel’s CPE devices in Delhi

A leading telecommunication company has approached the crime branch in the national capital after a Delhi-based businessman illegally procured their Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) and sold them.

As per the police, the company has lost more than 500 of its devices to the accused who has shops in South Delhi’s Sultanpur. He has allegedly been selling these devices, each of which cost around Rs 2500, since June this year.

The firm said they have an office in Gurgaon and offer services such as postpaid, prepaid, international roaming, data connectivity, etc. According to the police, in order to provide these services, they use CPE.

CPE devices are information technology equipment that are installed at the customer’s premises to connect to the network. These include routers, modems, set-top boxes, and other devices.

The company accused the man of illegally procuring their devices and selling them in different markets. “We conducted discreet calls and enquired about the availability of these CPE devices, wherein the accused admitted to procuring and selling CPE devices (old and new) with our branding in an open market at a substantially lower price. We further came to know that he has been engaged in this illicit activity for the past several months, and he had made a significant amount of money from the proceeds of the sale of these CPE devices,” the company said in the FIR.

The firm alleged that the accused has been causing them financial harm as well as loss of reputation. The police said the case was registered this week and investigation is on. Indian Express

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