The Maharashtra government Wednesday said it would act against oil and gas companies in cases where their authorised petrol pump dealers were caught short-changing consumers. The measure was in response to the uncovering of a nationwide racket where unscrupulous dealers were found stealing petrol and diesel by manipulating fuel dispensing machines through electronic chips.
In June, a state government drive had revealed that the nexus was rampant across petrol pumps in Maharashtra as well. Besides action against the errant dealers and officials, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Girish Bapat on Wednesday said that the government would initiate legal action against oil companies too. The government had earlier appointed a review committee under Controller of Legal Metrology Amitabh Gupta for an action plan to check such frauds. Read More…
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