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Four booked for storing hazardous chemicals without permits

The police has registered a case against four persons for allegedly storing hazardous chemicals in godowns without proper permits in Bhiwandi.

On a report, the police raided two godowns at Harnam Complex in Purna of Bhiwandi and found the hazardous chemicals stored in gunny bags and drums, deputy commissioner of police Bhiwandi Rajkumar Shinde said. Hazardous chemicals worth around Rs 2 lakh were seized from the godowns, he added.

The police have lodged an offence against godown operators Sachin Patil and Mayur Dange and transport company owners Vinit and Ajay Kandpile, the DCP said adding that no arrests have been made so far.

An offence has been registered against the four under relevant Sections of the Indian Penal Code, Protection of Environment Act 1986, Manufacture Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemical 1989 and Petro Chemical Act 1934.

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