Unable to recover stolen and then found mobile/laptop from police

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Hi guys, 2 laptops and 2 smartphones were stolen and found on same day by offline tracking. Police went to the site and recovered our devices and caught three people. And then registered FIR, mentioning the serial number of each device, we have all the invoice for all devices. The police told these devices have been seized and you will need to contact advocate lawyer to get back your devices and it will take 4-5 days. 

However now when we went to advocate, he is asking for 30000 rupees and 3 months time to get back devices.

The total worth is around 1.10 lakhs but my part is only rs 5000/-

We are new to this city(pune) and we dont know any lawyers and any idea how to proceed 


Please advise any way out please

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Deal Lieutenant Deal Lieutenant
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process is needed to be followed.

i know it is another level of harassment.

try consulting other lawyers of lawyers fraternity or you can ask for documentation required from SHO in written and fulfill by your own.

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Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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3-5k is the charges in teir II cities for handling such cases. 

Deal Lieutenant Deal Lieutenant
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process is needed to be followed.

i know it is another level of harassment.

try consulting other lawyers of lawyers fraternity or you can ask for documentation required from SHO in written and fulfill by your own.

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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Sadly this is the situation everywhere. it will take time. Avoiding lawyer option may be there

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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shark tank India featured online dispute resolution website "sama" can be useful here

Pro Community Angel Pro Community Angel
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That's for arbitration and mediation, how would that be useful here? 

Although I am not a lawyer, but from whatever I comprehend this case includes actual legal paperwork to be done. 

Flame Flame
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This is some next level shit. Law should be reformed. 

So suppose I lost my jio phone (1500 rs), And some how police tracked it and recovered it from thief/goons , so now I will have to pay lawyer fees for 1500rs phone? 

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same this is happening with me, the exchange value for my device is not even 4000/- but the lawyer is asking 30000 ( i.e 10000 per head)  and 30 days . feels like even that is not guaranteed !! That's why I am forgetting my device and buying a new phone
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find another lawyer

Deal Captain Deal Captain
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Why police seized the Device?

If it's a theft case and u are able to proof that you are the owner, why this legal paper work needed?

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For investigation and as a proof of crime ?

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Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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Just ask some more lawyers. And it will take some time. But charges should be 500-1000 per hearing. Not more than 3-4k.


Generous Generous
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how and where did this happen in Pune? I know it's not related but would like to know since I live in Pune occasionally as my workplace is in Pune.

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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Well in these situations even though it is not right it is better to settle things without FIR we would at least get back things

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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Try posting on r/legaladviceindia on reddit , it has some active professionals

Wingman Wingman
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This is y i hate lawyers... They keep eating money ..and do not care even if a guy is innocent or not sob

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