Friday, July 12, 2013

Police arrest six for pilfering ATF fuel

Surat: Navsari district's local crime branch (LCB) police on Thursday exposed the aviation turbine fuel (ATF) pilferage at the highway hotel compound on NH-8.
Official sources said that six drivers of four trucks laden with ATF fuel were arrested. The ATF fuel was transported in the fuel tankers from the ONGC in Hazira to Mumbai.
LCB sub inspector GK Bharwad got the information regarding the ATF pilferage racket operated from a hotel compound on NH-8 near Navsari. A team led by Bharwad raided the hotel premises and caught the drivers red handed for pilfering ATF fuel from the tankers.
LCB sources said that the drivers were selling ATF fuel to customers of high-end cars in Navsari town as the rates much cheaper than the petrol.
12/07/13 Melvyn Thomas/Times of India