Four arrested for passing off used oil as new

July 15th, 2008 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS  


Noida, July 15 (IANS) Four people were arrested in Delhi’s suburb Noida for selling used engine oil by re-packaging it in branded containers, the police said Tuesday. Dharmendra Singh, Banwari Lal, Manoj Lal and Mahaveer Lal were arrested by the police for allegedly selling the oil in Noida, Ghaziabad and Delhi, said Nathi Ram Panwar of the Sector 24 police station.

The police said they would purchase cheap used oil from dealers in Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh and re-package it in Castrol and other branded containers before selling them.

The police claimed to have seized 250 litres of re-packaged engine oil, wrappers, measuring instruments and packaging material.

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