Thane police in Maharashtra have arrested five persons for involvement in tar adulteration racket. Tar is used for road-surfacing work. Additional commissioner of police Makarand Ranade said here that the accused were arrested today while mixing tar with a powder near Temghar pipeline on the Mumbai-Nashik highway. Police seized tar, a tanker, a mixer and a generator, all worth Rs 70 lakh in total. A case was registered at Kongaon police station. The arrested men were identified as Sharif alias Gotya Shamiullah Qureshi, Baliram Saroj, Abdul Bashid Khan, Fulbadan Jagannath Yadav and Umesh Saroj.
Five arrested for tar adulteration
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