Hyderabad: Four people were held for trying to steal diesel by digging a tunnel at Rampally on Thursday and seized Rs 90 lakh cash.
4 held for trying to steal diesel by digging tunnel in Hyderabad
The miscreants identified as Hafeez Aziz, an electrician from Thane, B Srinivasulu from Mahabubnagar, Jayakrishna from Tungaturthy took the help of a fast food centre worker Mohammed Abdul Abrar and had taken land for lease near to the pipeline. They constructed a shed and dug a 10-metre long tunnel with 2 metre wide four months ago and made a hole to the pipe to pump out diesel.
On learning the differences in fuel volume, the representatives of IOCL and BPCL examined the area and found the shed. Suspecting their hand in the issue, they approached Rachakonda police who watched their movements and arrested the culprits and seized the cash.
According to the Rachakonda police, the main accused Hafeez aka Cheddi Bengali was earlier arrested twice for diesel theft in Mumbai.