Fuel station sealed in Chadura Budgam

Budgam: A petrol pump in Central Kashmir’s Chadura area of Budgam has been found selling adulterated petrol and diesel.

The pump in question, named “Bhat Filling Station’, located in Gowharpora area was accused by some drivers of selling petrol mixed with kerosene and water.

This issue created a ruckus inside the petrol pump following which a crowd gathered in front of the filling station, and the police were called in.

Officials from police and civil administration rushed to spot to pacify the protesters who had blocked the road demanding stern action against the owner of fuel station.

On the insistence of the people, petrol pump was sealed.

SDM Chadura, Prince Hameed said that samples of the allegedly ‘mixed’ oil were taken by the police for testing.

“We had received complaints that water was being mixed in petrol and diesel at the pump. We sent a team to investigate the matter. After collecting samples, the petrol pump has been sealed,” he said.

One of the protesters said that petrol pump owner offered him bribe for remaining silent over the issue. “He offered me Rs 50,000 but I thought of other transporters who fill their vehicles here. I have four tractors and all have developed technical problems due to adultered fuel that I purchase from this filling station,” he said. (KNT)

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