More Petrol Pumps Found Using Chip To Cheat Customers In Uttar Pradesh
Shukla’s one more petrol pump in Madioan area was seized on Saturday after found guilty of using a chip to dupe people.
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Lucknow: The crackdown on petrol pumps of the state capital continued for the third consecutive day with the UP Special Task Force and officials of the oil companies checking for tampering of fuel dispensing machines.
On Sunday, two more petrol pumps were seized after they were found guilty of cheating people by installing electronic chip. Out of 13 petrol pumps raided, 11 have been found indulfing in malpractices and seized.
The two petrol pumps found using ‘cheat’ chips on Sunday were in Thakurganj and Sitapur Road. The petrol pump on Sitapur Road belongs to BN Shukla, who is also the president of UP Petrol Pump Dealers Association. Shukla owns one more petrol pump in Madiyan area was seized on Saturday after found guilty of using a chip to dupe people.
“The dispensing units of the pump at Sitapur highway was tampered with and there were traces showing the chip was forcibly removed from the machines. Three electronic chips and remote controls were recovered from the Koneshwar petrol pump,” said ASP STF, Arvind Chaturvedi.
The scene was a bit different at a third petrol pump raided late on Sunday night. The five machines at this petrol pump near Polytechnic crossing were found missing.
STF learnt that some officers from weight and measurement department gave the petrol pump owner permission for maintenance and repairing of the machines.
A seven-member police team comprising Inspector and Sub-Inspector rank officials has been constituted to probe the entire racket, the team will be monitored by the SSP. Prime accused Rajinder who was arrested on Friday is in the police custody and the team is taking his help to identify the errant petrol pump owners.
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