A mobile court has jailed four employees of a filling station on a charge of stealing gas by tampering a meter of Titas Gas in Gazaria upazila of Munshiganj.
During a drive headed by an executive magistrate, the court also cut the gas connection to Rangdhonu CNG and Filling Station and fined it Tk1 lakh.
The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members arrested Engineer Anjan Kumar, 30, Manager Md Manik, 55, and two employees Md Rassel, 28, and Shahidul Islam, 26, of the filling station during the four-hour drive on Thursday night.
The mobile court jailed Anjan for two months and the three others for one month each, said a press release issued by the RAB-11 in Narayanganj.
According to the RAB, the filling station located in Baluakandi area has stolen gas of over Tk48 crore in the last four years.
The press release added that the engineer and the manager in a primary interrogation admitted that they had tampered the Titas Gas meter to steal gas from the state-owned company.
After observing several months' bills of the filling station, the law enforcers found that the station paid on average Tk70 lakh to the Titas Gas monthly. But in November alone, the station sold gas in cylinders of Tk79 lakh to a single company named CP Bangla besides its 24-hour sale to various vehicles.