Pune police on Sunday arrested two persons for allegedly stealing furnace oil from tankers supplying oil to city-based industrial units from an oil company in Mumbai. Police have seized goods worth Rs 20 lakh from them.
Acting on a tip-off,a police team led by Senior Police Inspector Bhanupratap Barge,conducted a raid at a dumping ground near Bhosari and apprehended the suspects while stealing oil. However,four others including a tanker driver managed to flee. The suspects have been identified as Vijay Laxman Pande (40) of Uttar Pradesh and Nanasaheb Survase (24) of Kharadi Chandan Nagar.
Police said the suspects in connivance with the driver of the tanker used to take the oil filled vehicles to the desolate dumping ground and siphon off around 5000 litre of oil from the tanker. They used to fill back the tanker with same volume of burnt oil and detergent water and then supply it to the destinations. The suspects used to keep a stock of burnt oil and detergent water at the dumping ground in two other tankers.
After getting a tip off from one of our colleagues,we laid a trap around 4.00 am. The raid was conducted at 7.15 am. The two were arrested while three other accomplices and driver of a tanker fled, said Barge.
PSI Ashwini Jagtap,constables Mohan Thorat,Ashok Takalkar,Shashikant Shinde,Ajit Dhumal,Datta Jadhav,Bapu Jambhle,Kashinath Ubhe,Ganesh Jagtap,Sandip Holkar,Krushna Machre were part of the team that executed the raid.