Daijiworld Media Network - Bantwal (DV)
Bantwal, Jul 30: An incident of diesel theft by rigging a hole in the underground pipeline of a fuel manufacturing company came to light on Friday July 30.
Diesel was reportedly stolen from the pipeline which supplies diesel to Hassan. The incident was reported at Arbi, Sornadu here. Bantwal rural police have started a probe.
Reportedly, one Ivan was stealing diesel by rigging a hole in the pipeline and connecting it with half-a-kilometer long pipeline with the help of a gate valve. He used to steal diesel through a tap fitted near the gate valve. Ivan, who learnt that police were after him, is now absconding. Police are on the lookout for him.
In the primary investigation by police, it is found that Ivan used to steal diesel from a 20-feet long pipeline by rigging a hole and connecting a long pipe with the help of a gate valve through a tap. The stolen diesel was used for his jeep and he also used to sell it.
As the company found a difference in the quantity of diesel supplied, they had filed a complaint with the police commissioner. When the company detected it with an instrument, they could trace the location where the diesel had leaked. Later, the company officials filed a complaint at the rural police station. When the land was dug up with the help of police, the theft came to light.