Bhubaneswar, Aug 11: The Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch today detected a case of illegal possession of PDS kerosene and arrested four persons in this connection.
The STF today conducted raid at a garage in Manguli under Choudwar police limits in Cuttack district and seized 42000 litres of kerosene. Police said that is one of the highest seizures of PDS kerosene ever made by any agency in Odisha
Police have also arrested four accused identified as Ranjan Kumar Behera, Nirakar Beura, Manoranjan Behera and Bidyadhar Samal for storing the kerosene in the garage for the purpose of black marketing without any authority. The owner of the garage Bulu Behera, however, managed to escape from the spot.
Police also seized as many as nine tankers, one Tata Magic vehicle, three electric motors, four empty drums, one Suzuki Ignious car and chemicals used for conversion of blue kerosene into white from the garage.
A case in this connection has been registered with the Choudwar police and further investigation is continuing.