In a joint operation, sleuths of UP’s Special Task Force (STF) and Muzaffarnagar Police on Thursday seized 14,000 liters of petrol and 200 liters of diesel which were pilfered from oil tankers during their shipment to petrol pumps across various parts of western UP.
Six members of the gang, which used to purchase the stolen petrol and diesel from drivers of the tankers, were also arrested from city’s Meerapur area.
According to police, the gang members used to purchase the stolen oil at rates much lower than the market price, and later sold them in rural areas at higher prices.
Most of the stolen petrol was being sold to bio-stations in villages, which in turn used to sell them illegally. The bio-stations are only authorized to sell diesel for farming purpose, they can’t sell petrol, officials said. Read More
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