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3 arrested red-handed for pilfering oil

Thursday, June 13, 2019
By Tariq Khan

The Mankhurd police claimed to have busted a crude-oil theft and smuggling racket with the arrest of three people from Kurla Scrap yard at Mankhurd on Saturday evening.

Two accomplices are absconding and the search has been initiated for them. The Mankhurd Police have a seized 225 crude-oil drums worth Rs 10 lakh. They accused were remanded to police custody till June 7. The gang had been pilfering oil from tempos when they were arrested while another managed to fled from the spot.

Jalindar Lembhe Sub Inspector of Mankhurd Police station said accused identified as Shivkumar Kidai (35), Sharif Abdul Aziz Qureshi (30) and Mainuddin Munir Ahmed Khan (43) were arrested under section 285 (Negligent conduct with respect to fire or combustible mat¬ter), 447 (Punishment for criminal trespass), 34 of The Indian Penal Code and Maharashtra act. More arrests in the case are likely to take place.

Suhas Hemade, Police Inspector(In Charge) of Mankhurd police station told The ADC, “The samples of the oil have been sent to the Kalina forensic lab to ascertain its contents. If found to be dangerous, a stringent law will be applied to the accused. Mankhurd police under the guidance of Maruti Jadhav, Police Inspector of Mankhurd Police Station, a special team comprising of sub-inspector Jalinder Lembhe, constables Nilesh Jagtap, Dattaray Dhanawde, Dinesh Salunkhe and Deepak Bhoite lead by Kishor Kharat Police Inspector (Crime) of Mankhurd Police Station raided the spot where they arrested the gang members red-handed.

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