DoT makes tampering with IMEI number a punishable offence, attracting jail term of up to three years

DoT has made tampering with the international mobile equipment identity (IMEI) number a punishable offence, that can attract a jail term of up to three years, as the department seeks to curb the incidence of mobile theft. The move is expected to curb issues pertaining to fake IMEI numbers and ease tracking of lost mobile phones.