The Special Operation group (SOG) has tightened the screws on the officers and employees of the Cairn India in the case of crude oil theft from Barmer. Even the politicians have come under the scanner.
A new 10-member team, formed by SOG and Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), has increased the area of investigation. ASP Bajrang Singh is leading the ATS. The team will examine many new aspects, including the role of the staff of the Cairn India. Service providers and outsource companies of Cairn will also be investigated.
SOG SP Sanjay Kshotriya said the case was registered 90 days ago and so far 34 people have been arrested. The charge-sheet will be presented in court by September 13. According to investigating team, more arrests may be made.
SOG ADG Umesh Mishra said the role of politicians is also being probed as from oil exploration to production in the Barber Basin, the pressure of the politicians was on Cairn India. Pressure tactics were adopted to get maximum share in crude oil transport. Read More…