Special Task Force raid petrol pumps in UP to check fuel theft

Earlier this week, the special task force raided over a dozen petrol pumps to check the petrol theft in the state capital.

Published: 03rd May 2017 04:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd May 2017 04:33 PM   |  A+A-

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GORAKHPUR: The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) along with the local police on Wednesday raided over a dozen petrol pumps to check the sudden spurt of petrol theft in the state.
The STF had earlier registered FIRs against seven petrol pumps and arrested 23 people for using cheating chips.
As many as 15 electronic chips and 29 remote controls have been recovered from the seven petrol pumps.
Earlier this week, the special task force raided over a dozen petrol pumps to check the petrol theft in the state capital.
The STF sleuth found that a chipboard like device worth Rs. 3,000 was placed inside the petrol dispensing machine, which did the job.
At the informer's tip-off, the sleuths came to know about one electrician Ravinder, who had developed that chip which helped the petrol pumps to sell less amount of petrol for the same amount of money.
According to reports, Ravindra had sold this chip to over 1,000 petrol pump owners across Uttar Pradesh.
On raiding at least eight pumps in the city, three at Sitapur Road and one each in Cantonment, Chinhat at Kamta crossing, Samta Mulak crossing in Gomtinagar and KGMU all of them were found to be using the said chip.
After proper investigation, the STF team arrested Ravindra, several petrol pump workers and owners.
One of the customers told ANI, "We are very satisfied and happy. The government should continue this good work. I suggest strict action should be taken against the wrong doers."
Another customer suggested that the raids should be conducted in every petrol pump.


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