3 held in Paradip for stealing oil from IOCL pipeline

Paradip: Busting an oil theft racket Paradip Police arrested at least three persons for stealing diesel from India Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) pipeline in the port city today.

The accused have been identified as Kunjabihari Dalei of Nuagaon under Abhayachandpur police limits in Jagatsinghpur district and Rabindra Kumar Verma, Prasanna Mandal of Ramnagar village under Mahakalpada police limits of Kendrapara district.

A team of Paradip Marine Police Station which arrested the trio by conducting raid at several places in the port city said, they were stealing diesel from the Atharbanki-Nehru Bangala supply line of IOCL by puncturing it.

During the raid police seized a number of tools which the accused were using to puncture the pipeline along with a boat and stolen oil.

Further investigation is underway in the case.

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