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Pilfering of oil from the active 18 kilometer long white pipeline of Assam Oil Division of IOCL has become a common phenomenon in nearby areas of the oil town of Digboi.
Sources in Makum police informed NE NOW that the security team of IOCL, AOD spotted a stranded vehicle near Chetia dhaba along national highway 38 in the wee hours of Friday and recovered twelve drums containing oil collected from the pipeline using hi tech device. The miscreants however managed to flee under the cover of darkness.
A case was registered at Makum police station at 251/17 u/s 379 IPC, R/W Sec 3PDPP Act.