3 held for stealing LPG tempos, selling cylinders in black market

Mumbai: A gang of three persons, who stole a tempo with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders and sold it at an inflated price, was arrested by NM Joshi Marg police station. The arrest of the accused, identified as Parshuram Shukram Bishnoi alias Dara alias Sunil (26), Dilip Pandare (33) and Anil Yadav (34), also brought to the light another case where they had stolen a tempo with LPG cylinders at Tardeo.

NM Joshi Marg police officials said that a case of theft was registered on June 24 after 33-year-old Mangilal Siyaz filed a complaint claiming that his tempo with 20 LPG cylinders was stolen. A probe was launched and the accused were arrested from their residence in Mankhurd, Chembur and Ghatkopar.

The accused told the police officials that they used to sell the gas cylinders at an inflated price to people in Chembur and Ghatkopar, or would give it to their friends at a discount. The accused were arrested based on CCTV footage and technical intelligence, said NM Joshi Marg police officials who recovered 28 LPG cylinders and two stolen vehicles from the accused.

“All the three were arrested on July 6 and were remanded in police custody till July 10," said Pratap Bhosle, senior police inspector, NM Joshi police station. The police said that Bishnoi who hails from Rajasthan was earlier working with a gas agency, added Bhosle.

An offence was registered with Tardeo police station last month, where a tempo with 11 LPG cylinders was robbed.

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