Diesel smuggling case: Five names crop up in FIR

MOHALI: Police have nominated the landlord of petrol pump in Sector 52 within the diesel smuggling case on Friday. Besides this, four extra names included M/s Kher Constructions, Chunni-Landran Road, Kharar had been nominated within the FIR, mentioned police.

SSP, Mohali, Kuldeep Singh Chahal mentioned that they have got nominated 5 new names within the diesel smuggling case. Those, who had been nominated had been identified as Anil Kumar Mital, owner of Sector 52 petrol pump, Kuldeep Singh, who owns brick kilns at Mullanpur and Mubarikpur, Usha Chopra, owner of Majestic Palace, Darshan Kumar and Kher Constructions.

On Thursday, the excise and taxation division's cellular wing chased and seized a tanker loaded with 2,500 liters of diesel which was being smuggled into Punjab at the dividing road of Phase VII and VIII in Mohali. Police additionally arrested a tanker driver, identified as Noor Mohammad and Rahul Kumar, manager of a petroleum pump from the spot.

Police mentioned that because of difference in petrol and diesel costs in Chandigarh and Punjab, assistant excise and taxation commissioner (AETC), cellular wing, Chandigarh had received some complaints of gas smuggling. Therefore, tests have been stepped up on roads. On a tip-off, a tanker (CH100-T-2472) was signaled to prevent. But it tried to sped away. However, it was chased for almost 2 km and intercepted close to YPS Chowk, Mohali on Thursday

During the investigation it was discovered that the tanker was loaded at M/s Chandigarh Petroways, Sector 52 B, and the gas was to be equipped to M/s Kher Constructions, mentioned police.

Cops mentioned that the tanker driver and the manager of the petrol pump had been apprehended and booked at Mataur police station for violations of the Petroleum Act, Oil Company guidelines, Section 34 (1) of the Explosives Act 15 of 2003 and the Punjab VAT Act, 2005.
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