Three illegal oil storage sites busted in Digboi, two veteran oil thieves nabbed, one escapes

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A team of police led by Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Hemanta Boro seized at least 10 drums of illegal oil at a Dhaba
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Guwahati: In a major crackdown, Digboi police along with Margherita police unearthed a huge quantity of illegally stored fuel, including petrol and diesel and arrested two veteran oil thieves on Wednesday.

In a raid against illegal storage and selling of petrol and diesel in Digboi town, a team of police led by Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Margherita, Hemanta Boro seized at least 10 drums of illegal oil at a Dhaba owned by an alleged oil thief Bhagawan Shah.

A truck also has been seized during the raid, informed the SDPO.

As per police record, Bhagawan Shah is currently absconding.

In another raid, the police team managed to apprehend veteran oil thief Bipin Rajkhowa. Interestingly, he was never caught red-handed earlier, stated the SDPO.

The police team has recovered several suspicious materials from his possession used for stealing oil.

In the third raid, police raided a workshop owned by one Tridip Hazarika.

“A huge quantity of illegally stored oil was seized from the workshop, the seizure process is on. Digboi OC along with other officials is at the spot. Tridip was on the run, we traced his phone number and arrested him from Digboi,” said Hemanta Boro.

Further investigations are on.

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