The accused used to receive stolen mobile phones in bulk from thieves from Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka and sold them to clients in Hyderabad.
It is not just the cell phone, the inmates have been umpteen times found with improvised weapons which they use to murder or cause grievous injury to any rival inmate.
The recovered mobile phones were handed over to the owners in the presence of Deputy Police Commissioner Ajitha Vejendla.
Nandambakkam police identified the duo as Dhanush (20) and Bharath (19).
Education department sources confirmed that a meeting was held to discuss the possibility of conducting a state-wide study on the impact of excessive mobile use on students.
All the victims expressed happiness over getting their mobile phones back and thanked the police department for their services.