Unscrupulous petrol dealers will be treated with heavy hand: Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said strict action will be taken against unscrupulous petrol pump dealers duping customers using micro chips.

Responding to the complaints of cheating in several petrol pumps across the country, the Minister said the respective state governments can stop the racket if they want. The unscrupulous dealers can be arrested if the Directorate of Weights and Measures of the states conducts raid on petrol pumps and finds out petrol theft.

“The task of inspection of petrol pumps is placed under the Directorate of Weights and Measures of every state. Some state governments follow it, some don’t. I have ordered to conduct surprise checks at all petrol pumps across the country. Strong action will be taken against the unscrupulous dealers,” Pradhan stated.

Besides, the Union Minister appreciated Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s initiative of checking the irregularities in petrol pumps through inspection in the state.

 

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