MIDC police arrest private gas distributor

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Feb 2018 09:24:34


Staff Reporter,

Two-days PCR awarded to accused for illegally transferring LPG from commercial cylinders

In a major action, MIDC police arrested a distributor of private gas company- Go Gas- for illegally transferring LPG from commercial cylinders to 4 kg cylinder in a densely populated Kalmegh Nagar in Hingna.

Senior Police Inspector, MIDC, Sunil Mahadik informed that the raid was conducted on basis of specific tip-off. Accused Krishnakant Vashishta Kuwar (29), a resident of Plot No. 36, Kalmegh Nagar, Hingna Road was found filling illegal 4 kg LPG cylinders from regular commercial LPG cylinders. The act of transferring LPG from the commercial cylinders to the smaller ones with the help of an adopter and a brass nozzle is completely illegal and dangerous, said PI Mahadik. It can catch fire and cause damage to properties and human lives.

The cops have seized 71 cylinders of Go Gas, 24 Cylinders of Bharat Gas and 200 illegal cylinders manufactured by local companies. The police have booked the accused under Section 285 of Indian Penal Code read with Sections 5, 9 (a) of Explosives Act 1884. The accused was produced in the court and the court remanded him to two-days police custody.
Sources informed that the accused was selling the small cylinders to shops, students, labours living in the rented accommodation for Rs 290.

It may be mentioned that fire broke-out in a house when a man was illegally transferring LPG from domestic cylinder in Tehsil area in year 2014. Many shop-owners are openly selling small cylinders across the city without any permission. Under the guidance of DCP Zone I Krishnakant Upadhyay and ACP Shinde, team led by PI Mahadik, PSIs P H Sayam, Girdhar Thawre, HCs Vijay Nemade, Shamnarayan Thakur, NPC Mangesh Gavai, Abhijit and others made the arrest.

Sr. PI Mahadik informed that officials of this Gas company would be called for interrogation to check their involvement in the racket. The company had given permission to the distributor in the densely populated area which is illegal. “We will also check NoC to the distributor from Fire Department,” Mahadik stated.