Gang of petrol, diesel and denatured spirit thieves go bust, action by UP STF follows

Lucknow: 02 members of the gang were caught involved in the business of selling adulterated diesel/petrol and illicit liquor, stealing diesel/petrol and denatured spirit denatured spirit from the tankers coming from the depot to STF, UP, without opening the digital lock. Remarkable success was achieved in arresting and recovering 35,000 barrels of illegal denatured spirit and oil theft equipment.

Details of the arrested accused:-

1- Mohsin’s son Habib Ahmad Ni. Saraikhjur, Thana-Chhachret, District- Moradabad.
2- Nirmal Yadav alias Saurabh Yadav, son of Amarnath Yadav, Nir Mankheda, Thana Mohanlalganj, District-Lucknow.

Total Recovery:-

1. 35,000 barrels of illegal denatured spirit. (Price approx Rs 13 lakh)
2. 01 no. Tanker PB0 11 CM 4202
3. 25 drums petrol.
4. 03 Drum Diesel.
5. 41 nos. Empty drum of 50 liters.
6. 01 nos. Drum oil dispenser.
7. 05/10 Ltr Measuring Instrument.
8. 01 no. of pipe about 30 feet (for extracting oil and spirit from the tanker)
9. No. Packing Machine.
10. 01 nos. mobile phone.
11. Rs.8,100 in cash.

Arun Yadav’s Hata Mankheda near Kanakaha station, police station area Mohanlalganj, Lucknow date 21-05-2022 at 02.00 pm.

For a long time, information was being received that diesel/petrol and denatured spirit were stolen from tankers coming from oil depots in the capital Lucknow and nearby districts without opening digital locks and sold by making adulterated diesel/petrol and illegal liquor.  In this regard, instructions were issued to various teams of STF for action after verifying such information, in compliance of which, under the direction of  Awanishwar Chandra Srivastava, Deputy Superintendent of Police, STF, under the leadership of Sub-Inspector  Pawan Kumar Singh, STF, Lucknow. The process of gathering information was started by forming a team.

During the compilation of information, it was learned on 20-05-2022 that the tankers coming out of oil depot in Arun Yadav’s Hata, Mankheda near Kanakaha station, police station area Mohanlalganj, Lucknow are brought to this place without digital lock. Lost diesel/petrol is stolen. Along with this, it was also learned that special denatured spirit/ethanol tankers going to Punjab and Haryana from distilleries of Uttar Pradesh and adjoining states are also brought by Arun Yadav’s gang and denatured spirit and ethanol are stolen from them and Illegal liquor is made and sold. On this information, the STF team along with the District Excise team and local police reached near Kanakaha station. A tanker was found standing in the house of Arun Yadav, which was searched and illegally kept denatured spirit, along with a large amount of stolen petrol/diesel and oil theft equipment, were found. On which the person present there was taken into custody.

Accused Nirmal Yadav, arrested on interrogation, told above that this work is being done by Arun Yadav for a long time. Arun Yadav is currently a Zilla Panchayat member from SP. For this purpose, it has built a big gate on its land, which is surrounded by high walls, in which there is a big gate. Inside that, we bring the tanker to stand and then without opening the digital lock, the rod in the lock is lifted up. Due to which all the lids on the top of the tanker are removed and we fill the petrol / diesel / spirit in small drums of 50-60 liters by installing pipes. The spirit/ethanol extracted by us is mixed with petrol and sold. That much water is mixed in diesel/petrol tankers after theft. Through this gag, illicit liquor is made and sold from denatured spirit / ethanol and ethanol is made available as raw material to the people involved in the business of illicit liquor nearby.

In the above context, in the police station Mohanlalganj, District-Lucknow, a case was filed against the accused under sections 307, 147, 148, 149, 353, 34 Bhadvi, 7 CLA Act and 60/62 Excise Act against the accused. Advance action is being taken by the local police.

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