Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Sambalpur, Dec 30:
Police have arrested one person and seized 1600 litres of PDS kerosene and 2,000 litres of diesel from a garage on national highway no. 53 under Ainthapalli police limits in Odisha’s Sambalpur district during raids today.
Police sources said the accused and his accomplices used to decant PDS kerosene from tankers and used it to adulterate diesel which they used to sell to vehicle owners for handsome profits. The accused had been doing it for the last seven years which came to notice on the basis of a tip off, the sources added.
Notably, the Vigilance department officials on 22nd of this month had seized a tanker loaded with PDS kerosene from Dunguripada Bhalubahal area under Sasan police limits.