CID busts petroleum product racket, 2 held

5 May 2018

The West Bengal CID has busted a racket dealing in supply of a low-priced petroleum product from Birpara in Alipurduar district and arrested two persons, a senior officer of the agency said. Acting on a tip-off, a CID team conducted a raid on Friday night at a petrol pump at Birpara in Alipurduar district, while a tanker was unloading an industrial solvent into an underground reservoir, he said. The industrial solvent was procured from Dankuni and supplied to different pumps, according to preliminary investigation, the officer said. During the raid, one tanker with 7,000 litre of the solvent was seized and two persons were arrested in this connection, he added. (PTI)