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.
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