The crackdown came after technical tampering of fuel dispensers at dozens of fuel service stations were found
The government has ordered inspections of 6,600 fuel service stations of all leading fuel companies, following the crackdown on fuel service stations where electronic chips were found to have been used to pilfer fuel and deceive customers.
Led by chief secretary Rahul Bhatnagar, a team of top officials will monitor inspection of the fuel dispensers in the network. The chief secretary said, "The district magistrate concerned will have to send reports on a daily basis about the status of inspection in their respective region. All erring dispensing units will be sealed with immediate effect."
Teams comprising of district administration officials, fuel company staff and local police have begun conducting raids. No illegal sites were reported at any of the sites so far. However, without technical know how it is difficult to detect any technical tampering of dispensing machines, claimed the inspection team, comprising of city magistrate and officials of weights and measurements department.
Officials asserted that owners may have taken steps to rectify the situation since no aberration was reported. After a massive haul recently, the state's special task force slipped into action to 'educate' district units on detecting electronic tampering. Amit Pathak, senior superintendent of police, STF said, "We have briefed the district units who would now take on inspections in their respective districts."
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