The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) sealed off a CNG refuelling station at Balukandi in Gozaria on early Friday for stealing “hundreds of crores of Taka” from the state in the last four years.
Four men were also arrestees over the theft. They are — engineer Anjan Kumar, 30, CNG station manager Md Manik, 55, staff Md Russel, 24, and Md Shahidul Islam, 26.In a statement, Rab-11 said they raided the area and arrested the men between 10pm and 2am.
The refuelling station was fined Tk 1 lakh.
Rab said the arrestees, in collusion with the refuelling station’s owner Jahid Hasan, have been stealing gas from state-owned Titas for the last four years, Rab said. The gas was sold to vehicles and companies.
After scrutinising the filling station’s bills of the last few months, Rab found that it submitted only Tk 70 lakh to Titas against its gas sale to only CP Bangla Company of Tk 79 lakh.
Besides this, the station has been selling gas to vehicles round the clock.