Updated: September 16, 2021 1:58:14 am
The Mumbai Police crime branch on Wednesday arrested five persons from Shivaji Nagar in the city’s eastern suburbs for allegedly refilling gas cylinders without permission in the densely populated area.
The police said that the activity is fraught with the risk of explosion and, despite knowing this, the accused were doing it without permission.
An officer said that based on a tip-off, a team from Unit 6 of the Mumbai crime branch conducted a raid at a workshop in Govandi. They found that five persons were changing regulators and filling gas from larger Bharat Gas cylinders into smaller ones without the necessary permission.
The police seized 14 Bharat Gas cylinders, 105 smaller filled cylinders and 541 empty cylinders from the spot. “The material is highly combustible and inflammable. One small accident could lead to a major explosion,” the officer said.
The accused were booked under IPC sections related to putting lives of the public at risk.
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