Fuel theft: Petrol pumps raided in Cuttack | Odisha Television Limited

Cuttack: Following reports of fuel theft, a joint squad of Civil Supplies and Weights & Measures department on Monday sealed nozzles of two dispensing machines at a petrol pump in Cuttack.

Besides, the squad also seized nearly 40 to 50 litres of fuel suspected to have been adulterated from a petrol pump at CDA, official sources said.

Earlier, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas had asked Odisha Food and Civil Supplies department to submit a factual report on the action taken against errant petrol pumps that used electronic chips to cheat consumers.

Gyanendra Mishra, a senior official of the Civil Supplies department stated that a special joint squad had conducted raids on several petrol pumps as per collector’s direction.

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“The objective of the raid was to ensure that petrol pumps do business in a transparent manner and protect the interests of the consumers as several allegations regarding manipulation of quality and quantity had come up in the recent past,” said Mishra.

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