Rachakonda police unearthed a plot by an oil mafia gang from Mumbai, which stole crores worth of oil from a pipeline of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL). They put up a shed at Ghatkesar, pretending it to be a scrap iron depot. Working through the days, they dug a canal from the pipeline to the shed. They made a hole in the pipeline and fitted a motor, pumping away as much oil as they can. The police, based on a complaint, watched the activity for a few weeks, before nabbing the culprits.