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STF seizes 21000 litres of PDS kerosene in Cuttack, three arrested

15/09/2020 at 4:57 PM

Bhubaneswar, Sep 15: The Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch today detected a case of illegal possession of PDS kerosene and arrested three persons in this connection.

The STF today conducted raid in Gurudijhatia area of Cuttack district and seized 21000 litres of kerosene. Police have arrested three accused identified as Gokulananda Pal, Jitendra Rout and Radhashyam Barik in this connection.

Police have also seized two tankers and chemicals used for conversion of blue kerosene to white. Police said that the accused have been arrested for storing the kerosene for the purpose of black marketing without any authority. A case in this connection has been registered with the Gurudijhatia police and further investigation is continuing.

“We are further trying to ascertain possible involvement of any organised gang behind black marketing of kerosene,” said an official.

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