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Over 3 lakh litre of biodiesel seized, 2 arrested

According to ATS officials, a raid was conducted at the industrial unit of Hindustan Enviro Life Protection Services Limited in Vadgam village under Khambat of Anand where allegedly illegal biodiesel was being manufactured.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad |
July 19, 2021 2:40:40 am
The two arrested have been identified as Azim Lakadia and Taufiq Memon, residents of Ahmedabad, who according to ATS were involved in sale and purchase of biodiesel.

The Gujarat Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) seized 3,70,800 litre of biodiesel, re-cycled oil and acid at an industrial unit in Anand and arrested two persons involved in the illegal production and sale of biodiesel.

According to ATS officials, a raid was conducted at the industrial unit of Hindustan Enviro Life Protection Services Limited in Vadgam village under Khambat of Anand where allegedly illegal biodiesel was being manufactured.

“A raid was conducted on the premises where we found that in the guise of ‘re-refining’ of wastage oil, a group were manufacturing biodiesel. We have seized 3.70 lakh litres of biodiesel, re-cycled oil and acid used as catalyst in the manufacturing process. Two accused have been arrested in the case,” read a statement from the Gujarat ATS.

The two arrested have been identified as Azim Lakadia and Taufiq Memon, residents of Ahmedabad, who according to ATS were involved in sale and purchase of biodiesel. The owner of the factory unit has been identified as Ahmed Lakadia. The Gujarat Director General of Police Ashish Bhatia on Saturday held a meet with senior police officials of the state and asked them to form teams at district level to crack down on illegal production and sale of biodiesel.

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