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Oil pilferers� racket busted

By Correspondent

JALUKBARI, July 24 - The police today busted an oil theft racket near the Radisson Blu Hotel here at Gotanagar.

Police sources said based on specific inputs, a team of Jalukbari Police Outpost seized an oil tanker bearing registration number AS-01 GC/9539 and arrested its driver Narayan Biswas.

However, other members of the gang who were pilfering oil from the tanker with the help of the driver managed to escape.

The tanker was transporting oil from Indian Oil Corporation�s Betkuchi terminal to Boko, a police source said.

The source said that the gang was involved in smuggling of oil from Guwahati to other parts of the State for a long time.

He said that investigation is on to find out if any IOC official is also involved in the racket.

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