RAJKOT: Four persons were arrested for allegedly stealing (ATF) from a tanker at near district on Sunday.

Police said the accused had used a duplicate key to open the valve of the tanker to steal the fuel.

The accused were identified as Jeram Patel and Harshad Patel, both residents of Ganeshpar village of Tankara taluka in , Atul Patel, a resident of Haripar village of Tankara taluka, and Shravan Mandal, a native of Sonki village of Darbhanga taluka in Bihar.

“We have seized two barrels filled with ATF along with a tractor and a tanker, all worth Rs 55.84 lakh, from the accused. The accused were committing the crime at the premises of a hotel belonging to one Kanu Dhandhal, a resident of Kheradi village, following which, he, too, has been booked for the crime,” said an official from Rajkot rapid response cell.

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