Police arrests three from petro-product smuggling gang
Police on Thursday claimed to have busted a petroleum-product smuggling gang, operating from the Mathura refinery by arresting three of its members. “While three member of the gang have been arrested, fourth one, Fateh Chandra managed to dodge the police. Five hundred and twenty-five litres of petrol and diesel have been seized from them along with containers,” Ajai Pal Sharma, police circle officer, said. Arrested members of the gang Charan Singh Yadav, Upendra Chauhan, and Balram have confessed that they were purchasing petroleum-products at throw-away rates from tanker-owners and then selling it in the open market at higher prices, police said.