The Vadodara Prevention of Crime Department (PCB) Saturday raided a transport firm in Ranoli space on the outskirts of the town and nabbed two of 5 accused individuals for the alleged theft of crude oil from the pipeline of enormous PSUs.
The gang had allegedly punctured pipelines of oil PSUs and fitted valves to fill a customized dumper truck fitted with a tank. Among the many two arrested on Saturday is the proprietor of the transport firm the place the gang refilled different oil tankers with the stolen crude oil.
The PCB had obtained a tip off that one of many wished accused, has been lately concerned in siphoning of the oil by puncturing the pipelines of the oil PSUs situated in rural Vadodara. They’d then carry the containers to the compound of a transport firm owned by Shashi Yadav and fill the crude oil into branded oil tankers with the assistance of an electrical motor and promote them.
“Our team received a tip-off that the refilling of the oil tankers was going on at the compound of the transport company and so we raided the place. The accused had punctured the trunk pipeline of ONGC that comes from Ankleshwar to the Koyali terminal in Vadodara. The breach was identified between Raypura and Darapura. The accused had a total of 20,000 liters of crude oil worth Rs 6 lakh at the time of the raid,” PCB officers stated in a press release.
Police stated that the gang had fitted a tanker contained in the physique of a dumper truck and had valves and pipes fitted below the truck to fill the container from the punctured pipelines. The gangs additionally fitted valves on the spot the place the pipelines had been punctured.
The arrested accused was recognized as Hanuman Vanzara, a local of Ajmer in Rajasthan and dealing on the transport firm of co-accused Shashikant Yadav. The police have declared three different accused as wished within the case.