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  India   Crime  04 May 2017  UP: Police arrest 2 men for petrol theft

UP: Police arrest 2 men for petrol theft

PTI
Published : May 4, 2017, 3:17 pm IST
Updated : May 4, 2017, 6:13 pm IST

Police said the men had inserted a chip-based device in a petrol pump dispenser, which showed correct readings but reduced fuel output.

The men were arrested on Wednesday night and some electronic goods were seized from them. (Photo: PTI)
 The men were arrested on Wednesday night and some electronic goods were seized from them. (Photo: PTI)

Muzaffarnagar: Police have arrested two men on Wednesday who they said were involved in a petrol theft racket in Uttar Pradesh.

The police said the men had inserted a chip-based device in a petrol pump dispenser, which showed correct readings but gave customers less fuel than what they paid for.

 

The men were arrested on Wednesday night and some electronic goods seized from them after the police received a tip off from the state's Special Task Force, which has been conducting raids in petrol pumps in the state to monitor fuel theft.

According to some estimates, petrol pump owners in Lucknow have been duping customers of Rs 200 crore worth of petrol every month.

Tags: men arrested, special task force, police raid, fuel theft
Location: India, Uttar Pradesh, Muzaffarnagar