PUNE: Consumers and local goons have started approaching petrol pumps in the city accusing them of dispensing less petrol by fitting chips in the dispensing units in light of the raids conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) at petrol pumps across the city.
Despite getting necessary inspection and certifications from the oil companies, dealers are being falsely accused of cheating.
Speaking on the matter, spokesperson of All India Petrol Dealers Association and petrol dealer from the city, Ali Daruwalla said that many petrol pump owners have recently approached the Federation of Petrol Dealers Association Poona to complain about the rising demands of consumers and high-handed attitude of small local political bodies around the petrol pumps. Pump owners are being falsely accused of theft and accused far too often under the pretext that there are chips installed in their pump units.
Daruwalla said that following directions from the oil industry, all pumps in Pune district have been inspected by various agencies appointed by the Government of India and the oil company. “It is only after the complete assurance of inspecting officials that the petrol pumps are now safely operational and there is no need for consumers to worry about malpractices such as short delivery of fuel or manipulation or tempering at their local fuel stations,” he stated.
He said that following the raids by Thane police, CBI and the relevant weights and measures departments at certain places, the association can vouch that the remaining pumps are clean. “The Poona Petroleum Dealers Association requests the citizens to restore their trust in petrol pumps owners as they are certified of not being involved in any malpractices,” he explained.