TURA, May 19 - A petrol pump in Mendipathar town was caught red-handed while mixing diesel and petrol and filling cars with adulterated fuel recently.An alert resident, who had gone there herself to buy diesel caught the pump red handed in the act.
A resident of Mendipathar became suspicious after a customer, who had taken 80 litres of petrol for an ATC tower, returned with the fuel, complaining of contamination. “We immediately did a test and found the fuel adulterated,” said the resident.
“A police team reached the fuel station and found the adulteration in the fuel being supplied. They then summoned the workers who were taken to the Police Station for questioning,” she said.
The DC said that the matter would be probed. “We will ask the Legal Metrology department to do a thorough check on the two petrol pumps in Resubelpara and the Mendipather pump,” he added.