Published On : Thu, May 26th, 2022

Nagpur Crime Branch arrest 4 men for filling LPG in auto tanks

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Nagpur: Acting on a tip-off, the Crime Branch Unit 2 of Nagpur Police raided a place in Yashodhara Nagar area and arrested four men who were found refilling Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) for commercial use as fuel in auto-rickshaws. Cops have seized 22 LPG cylinders, three autos, machines used to refill the LPG and other material collectively valued at Rs 7.11 lakh.

The arrested accused have been identified as Kuurram Rafiq Sheikh (35), resident of Kundanlal Gupta Nagar, Nitesh Vitthalrao Gawande (36), resident of Bidgaon, Deepak Shantilal Popat (42), resident of Minimata Nagar, Kalamna, and Rahul Devidas Tidke ((39), resident of Kamakshi Nagar, Wathoda. Cops are searching for the fifth accused named Yunus Sheikh who is a delivery boy of HP gas agency. This accused was selling LPG cylinders to the four accused at premium rate.

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The arrested accused have been booked under Sections 283, 285,336, 34 of the IPC read with Sections 3, 7 of the Essential Commodities Act.

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