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Maharashtra Police Arrest Three For Fuel Adulteration

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Three people have been arrested by the Maharashtra police for allegedly manufacturing mixed fuel oil without appropriate licence, worth over Rs 1.21 crore.

The three accused were arrested from a premises of a factory in MIDC. Their names are Shakil Ahmed Khan (43), Roshan Jaiswal (30), and Anantkumar Jagru (35). The information was revealed by PD Wagh, the Senior Inspector of Police, attached to the Ambernath police station.

Wagh said that the company had licence to make chemicals only while it procured petrol, diesel, machine oil and converted them into greases and sold it in the market. The company also has permission to deal with used and waste oil.

Police officials have also booked the manager and the owner of the company under relevant sections of the Essential Commodities Act of 1955, Maharashtra Solvent, Raffinate and Slop (Licensing) Order, 2007, Petroleum Products (Maintenance of Production, Storage and Supply) Order, 1999, Lubricating Oils and Greases (Processing and Distribution Supply Regulation) Order, 1987, and more.

The company had lubricant oil, grease, petrol, high flash, HSD, and mixed naphtha and petrol like material in possession. The company manufactured and sold mixed fuel oil in the market, which accounted for more than Rs 1.21 crore.

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