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Inter-state gang of fuel thieves arrested  

Fuel worth crores stolen from pipeline, 3 arrested

FARIDABAD: The police busted a gang of inter-state gang of fuel thieves who pilfered oil from the Mathura-Jullundhar pipeline and arrested three people in this connection on Monday evening.

Petroleum products worth crores of rupees had been stolen from different parts of Palwal and Sohana area through which the pipeline passes. The kingpin, residents of Gujarat, are absconding.

The three men produced before a local court in Palwal which remanded them in four day's police custody.

“These three people were arrested near Sohna crossing in Palwal district on Monday evening,“ Jai Singh, Investigating Officer of Criminal Investigating Agency, Palwal said.

Singh said the three men confessed to stealing a huge quantity of petroleum products from the Indian Oil Corporation pipeline that runs from Mathura to Jallandhar at two places in Sohna and Palwal in the recent past.

“We arrested three people in this connection on Monday evening who confessed to their involvement in the theft of petroleum products,“ Singh said, adding, “they admitted that had stolen eight tankers of petrol from the pipeline at Silani village in January.“

Prabhu Razdan / The Hindustan Times

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