‘Fuel Station Dispenses Water-Diluted Diesel In Odisha’

Koraput: Tension ran high at a petrol filling station near Jeypore bus stand in Koraput district after a customer brought allegations of adulteration of diesel on Saturday.

According to sources, a customer filled diesel in his car from the fuel station yesterday evening. After covering a distance of a few kilometres, the car engine developed some snag. Later, the owner checked the fuel tank and found that water was mixed with the diesel.

Following the allegations, the officials of Town Police Station and Civil Supplies department visited the fuel station and collected samples of diesel and sent for laboratory test.

While the adulteration of diesel by mixing kerosene is a common and widespread practice, the latest allegations of using water to adulterate diesel has raised concern over the purity of fuel.

Meanwhile, the officials of the fuel station could not be contacted over such allegations.