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Nagaland petroleum dealers laud RPP; clarifies on ROs

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By EMN Updated: Apr 25, 2022 8:58 pm

Dimapur, April 25 (EMN): The All Nagaland Petroleum Dealers’ Union has lauded the Rising People’s Party (RPP) for bringing to light the alleged fuel adulteration racket in Nagaland.  A statement from the Union said that the racket had been going on “right under the nose of the Dimapur district administration and the Dimapur Police commissionerate for many years.

It also clarified that ‘linchpin of the organised crime syndicate’ do not own 46 retail outlets (ROs) in Nagaland.

‘The ROs which have undergone modernisation (fully digitised) have no leeway to indulge adulteration and manipulation as all modernised ROs are under 24×7 surveillance by the concerned OMCs (Oil Marketing Companies),’ it read.

It therefore said that it was not acceptable to ‘sweep all the other innocent and clean ROs’ under the same spectrum of illegal racket.

The union informed that the fuel tankers which supply oil in Nagaland are fitted and constantly monitored through an app called Vehicle Tracking System. It is digitally locked as soon as they leave the loading depot enroute to the concerned RO and an OTP is received by the receiving RO to open the digital lock to decant the products.

It added that this system was put in place to ‘discourage the fuel tankers from opening the locks enroute’.

‘Adulterated products will never match the density of the loaded products mentioned in the challan provided by the concerned OMCs for that particular load,’ it read.

It questioned ‘why the same person(s) were still operating the racket when they were busted by Acaut in 2016. It is also of grave concern when the matter is subjudice but the defendants are still running the same racket on the same premises’.

The Union further requested the authority to leave no stone unturned to book the erring individuals for the welfare of the society.

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By EMN Updated: Apr 25, 2022 8:58:55 pm
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