Fuel found adulterated, Ukhrul oil pump sealed
Source: The Sangai Express / Mungchan Zimik
Ukhrul, March 11 2013:
Following the detection of fuel adulteration, a filling station here, Ukhrul KVS Oil Pump, was sealed today.
The matter came to light when customers lodged a complaint after their vehicles broke down reportedly due to adulterated fuel.
The stockist immediately checked the oil sample deposited at the pump and found that the petrol was diluted with water and other elements.
Speaking to the media, manager of Ukhrul KVS oil pump disclosed that they have emptied around 14.5 Kl of petrol from the petrol reservoir which is worth Rs 10.15 lakh.
The matter has been reported to Sales Manager IOC, Imphal Oil Depot.
Subsequently the matter was also highlighted to the Deputy Commissioner, Ukhrul, for necessary action.
For quite some time, the quality of fuel at Ukhrul KVS oil pump was found to be sub-standard in comparison with the fuel bought at Imphal oil pumps.
This had caused insecurity and raised apprehension in the minds of the vehicle owners of the district.
Fuel adulteration is rampant in the State even in Imphal.