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Fuel theft at Uttar Pradesh petrol pumps: From Mirzapur to Lucknow, here’s how the police unearthed scam

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Tue May 02 2017, 12:45 pm
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    Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday ordered an inspection of all petrol pumps in Uttar Pradesh and random checks elsewhere to detect short-selling of petrol and diesel by tampering with the system in dispensing units. The move comes after the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) conducted raids on 11 petrol pumps in the state and discovered the alleged stealing of 50ml of fuel in every litre dispensed to customers. (PTI)

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    The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) raided seven petrol pumps which were allegedly using remote-controlled electronic chip in fuel dispensing machines to dupe unsuspecting consumers. (PTI)

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    On a tip-off, STF sleuths last night picked up an electrician who used to instal these chips in petrol dispensing machines which reduced the fuel output, STF said. (PTI)

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    Raids will also be carried out in other parts of the state as the STF has information that the chip has been sold to a large number of pumps, STF said. (PTI)

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    As per the allegations, an electronic chip upon installation in the machine made it dispense less fuel than the quantity for which the customer is charged.(PTI)

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    If the dispensing machine is fitted with this chip, a customer will get only 940 ml petrol for the price of one litre. (PTI)

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