Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will launch a web portal to report theft of phones in Maharashtra on Friday. If your mobile phone is stolen or lost, you will have to file an FIR and inform the DoT via helpline number 14422. After the police complaint, the DoT will blacklist the IMEI number which would result in the handset being blocked from accessing any mobile network in the future. The cellular operator will also block the phone from accessing the network. Further details will emerge in the evening after the launch of the portal.