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Illegal LPG refilling network busted; 3 held

HT correspondent , Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, October 27, 2013
First Published: 23:26 IST(27/10/2013) | Last Updated: 23:26 IST(27/10/2013)

The police on Sunday arrested three people who used to refill LPG cylinders illegally and then sell them at a premium. The police also recovered 37 cylinders from their possession.

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Acting on an input, Basti Jodhewal police raided a house at New Shakti Nagar and arrested the trio, who was refilling the gas cylinder at the time of the raid.

Basti Jodhewal SHO Gurpreet Singh said that the accused used to provide refilling facility to illegal LPG consumers. “The accused also used to fill gas in LPG run cars,” said the police officer.

Then accused have been identified as Pawan Kumar, a resident of New Shakti Nagar; Parveen Kumar, a resident of Noorwala Road and Radhe Krishan Gupta of Noorwala Road. They have been booked under section 7 of the Essential Commodities Act.

The police also recovered 37 commercial, domestic and mini-gas cylinders of various gas companies. Two computerised weighing machines, a gas shifting machine and other equipment were also seized from the house.

The SHO said that some people of the gas agencies could be hand-in-glove with the accused. The accused were produced in a court, which sent them in police custody for two days.

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