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The Thane crime branch arrested eight persons on charges of theft and selling of 152 LPG gas cylinders worth Rs 6.44 lakh, police said.

Four persons were arrested in this connection on December 4, while four others, who were involved in purchase of the stolen cylinders, were nabbed from different areas of Thane on Friday and Saturday.

The accused have been identified as – Jalal Khan, Zahir Khan, Sayeed Ahmed and Rajesh Dhanavade, Atik Ansari, Sudhakar Nadar, Abdul Khalil Chudhary, and Dharmendra Agrahari.

As many as 152 LPG gas cylinders of companies Bharat Gas, Hindustan Petroleum and a four-wheeler van, worth Rs 6.44 lakh was recovered from the accused.

A case was booked in this regard under relevant IPC sections by the Manpada Police.

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