Chemicals worth Rs 1 crore seized during raids in Maharashtra

In the biggest seizure during the ongoing raids against the oil mafia, officials have unearthed a major adulteration racket with the recovery of chemicals worth Rs 1 crore from Maharashtra`s Solapur district.

Mumbai: In the biggest seizure during the
ongoing raids against the oil mafia, officials have unearthed
a major adulteration racket with the recovery of chemicals
worth Rs 1 crore from Maharashtra`s Solapur district.

District supply officials seized four tankers along
with the chemicals near the temple town of Pandharpur late
Friday night, sources said.

With this seizure, officials have busted a major
racket involving adulteration of chemicals transported on the
Bangalore-Hyderabad route, the sources said.

Maharashtra government is planning to act collectively
against food, sand and oil adulteration mafia in the state in
the aftermath of the murder of Additional Collector Yashwant
Sonawane.

The government is also planning to rope in the oil
companies to curb adulteration of petrol and diesel. Home
Minister RR Patil has instructed police to seal the petrol
pumps which sell adulterated fuel.

On Thursday night, police seized one lakh litres of
adulterated petrol in suburban Kurla here.

PTI

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