Police seize diesel, arrest smugglers
Handwara: In a major success police on Monday claimed to have seized a huge consignment of illegal diesel which was being smuggled by the Beacon authorities in north Kashmir.
A spokesperson of police said that Handwara Police on specific input laid a trap and caught Beacon authorities red handed while smuggling diesel in black market.
“A police team of Police station Qalamabad headed by SHO Qalamabad Ab Ahad intercepted a Beacon vehicle after getting an input that diesal was illegally transported in the vehicle. After checking the vehicle No 11E -71746 of Beacon 99 RCC Nowgam driven by Mohd Subhan Lone R/O Kitchhama Bala 1200 litres of diesel (6 barrels) were found with out documentsfollowing which the vehicle along with the diesel were seized,’’ the police spokesperson said.
” We were getting input many times that such type of activities were carried out by Beacon people. We were after it. We have seized the vehicle, illegal consignment and have also arrested the driver, ” SDPO Handwara Shabir Khan said.
” We will also look into how many people are involved in it, ” he said.
Subsequently an FIR no 54/2018 US 409 RPC and 12 Petroleum Act was lodged at PS Qalamabad.