Surat : An illegal racket of selling biodiesel in Ankleshwar was caught by the CID Crime branch sleuths from the National Highway (NH-8) on Thursday.
The police detained a tanker loaded with biodiesel to the tune of Rs 15.60 lakh from Ankleshwar. The tanker was on its way to the biodiesel pump on the NH-8 for unloading the illegal fuel.
According to the information received, the illegal biodiesel racket was busted by the CID Crime branch officials from Ankleshwar. Acting on the tip off, the sleuths intercepted the tanker loaded with biodiesel fuel and detained it on the NH-8.
Biodiesel is a flammable substance and there is a high risk of it exploding. The sellers are openly selling biodiesel in Surat and Bharuch districts to those running their vehicles on diesel.
The operator at the biodiesel pump near Ankleshwar, who was being investigated by the CID Crime Branch, manage to abscond from the spot. Many such tankers have been seized in the past but the petrol pump owners are selling biodiesel illegally, as if they are not afraid of the police.