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Delhi Police to crack down on illegal filling of gas cylinders

NEW DELHI: A case of illegal filling of gas cylinders inside residential areas earlier this month resulted in the death of two minor kids in Karawal Nagar, who died after a cylinder being illegally filled exploded.
After a repeat in such incidents, North East Delhi Police has decided to reach out to residents to spread awareness about the danger of this activity.
Cops will also keep a tab on similar illegal activities under their jurisdiction.
According to police sources, it has come to light that some people bought LPG cylinders and then illegally start filling these cylinders to sell them for earning a quick buck.
One of the accused arrested from Karawal Nagar was indulging in similar activities, which resulted in the death of the two minors.
"We will tell them to stop such harmful and illegal activities," said a police official.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (North East) Ajit Kumar Singla told Millennium Post that soon they will also hold a meeting with owners of gas agencies in their areas to brief them about the illegal activities.
"We will soon start reaching out to the public for awareness," said the DCP.
Police sources also claimed that another reasons for meeting with owners of gas agencies is that the police want them to keep an eye on their staffer and advice them to not indulge in these type of activities.
"To earn quick money, people indulge in such illegal activities, which is risking the lives other people," said a police official.
Police sources added they conduct regular checks in several pockets of the city to catch people involved in illegal filing LPG cylinders. They also plan to keep a tab on such activities and will start roaming in plainclothes in their jurisdiction to keep an eye on such activities.
Santosh, the accused in the Karawal Nagar incident, used to transfer LPG from bigger cylinders to smaller cylinders and sell them in the locality.
On the day of the incident, he had left a large gas cylinder open and placed it in his room.
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