Stealing diesel from private buses, 4 arrested

Hyderabad: On Sunday, the Rachakonda police arrested four persons for stealing diesel from private buses.

The police also seized a car, an auto rickshaw, Rs 80,000 cash, 30 water cans and two iron rods from the accused.

According to a report in DC, on November 28, two private buses which were running on a hire basis at the Cantonment depot were parked near Scient College in Khanapur village, Ibrahimpatnam.

The next morning, the drivers noticed the locks of their fuel tanks were broken and about 150 litres of diesel which was worth of Rs 24000 was stolen from each bus.

A case was registered by the police based on the complaint by bus owner K. Buchi Reddy.

Four persons — Shaik Iqbal, 25, Shaik Jaffar, 25, Syed Ahmed, 22, and Shaik Abrar, 28, all residents of Pahadi shareef were apprehended.

The accused have committed five such thefts in Hayathnagar, two in Ibrahimpatnam and one in Vanasthalipuram.