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5 held for domestic LPG cylinders pilferage

The police department seized gas cylinders and other accessories worth Rs 23.40 lakh from the spot.

5 held for domestic LPG cylinders pilferage
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Thane: Five employees of a gas distributing agency were arrested by Thane police when they were allegedly transferring gas from domestic cylinders to commercial containers, police said Saturday. Police had raided a godown on January 3 in the district and caught Boraram Dhatraval (38), Surtaram Dhartraval (30), Vikas Bishnoi (23), Karnaram Dara (30) and Bhudram Baishnoi (23) in the act, a police officer said.

Police seized gas cylinders and other accessories worth Rs 23.40 lakh from the spot, he said. The officer said the accused used to withdraw around 2-3 kg gas from per domestic cylinder.