Oil Thieves Dig 150-Ft Tunnel To Tap Delhi Pipeline, Caught After Blast

Oil Thieves Dig 150-Ft Tunnel To Tap Delhi Pipeline, Caught After Blast

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya:  A 150-feet tunnel dug by a gang to siphon thousands of litres of fuel from a pipeline has been discovered in west Delhi’s Dwarka. The heist that involved tapping into the India Oil Company’s pipeline – from Panipat to Bijwasan – had been going on for some time.

Police stumbled upon the racket after reports of an explosion in the residential locality at around 9 pm on Tuesday. No one was then reported injured. Zubair, a scrap dealer, is accused of have started digging the tunnel from a compound in the area that also served as a godown. He has been arrested and a hunt for his accomplices launched. Police say they were trying to ascertain the nature of support the gang of thieves received to dig the tunnel.

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