A case has been registered against the Go-gas dealer for stocking unlicensed gas cylinders in a residential premise in Panchwati. Police has seized the 21 cylinders recovered from this house.
The Go-gas dealer Atif Ahmed did not obtain permission for stocking LPG cylinders from Explosive Storage License and National Agency. Following this, Hathipole police registered a case against him for possessing gas cylinders and risking the lives of public by keeping these gas cylinders in residential area.
The house in Panchwati was inpected on 18th February as per directives by the Logistics officer. The teams went to 78-A Panchwati. The owner Atif informed that that he has dealership of Go-gas. Atif produced the certificate of dealership but could not produce any relevant document of its affiliation with National Agency.
The teams found 23 gas cylinders in a covered area out of which 21 were that of Go-gas metal and 1 each of Go-gas plastic and HP gas. 8 cylinders were full and were in the category of 21 kgs whereas 7 cylinders were empty. 8 cylinders were half full. The owner could not furnish a reply for the stocking in the residential area. He did not even have a license for explosive storage.
All cylinders have been seized and handed over to Ambamata gas agency as per security rules. A case has been registered against Atif for risking the lives of public by storing explosive item.