The Uttar Pradesh government has recommended a CBI probe into cases of adulteration of petroleum products detected in the state during a nation-wide drive carried out by the agency last week.
The state government has issued a notification for a CBI inquiry into cases of adulteration of petroleum products detected in Mugalsarai on May 17, official sources said in Lucknow on Sunday.
The notification came after the CBI had requested the state government to transfer these cases to it.
A request had been sent to the state government for transferring three cases pertaining to the adulteration of petroleum products to the CBI for investigation, agency's Joint Director Javeed Ahmad said Thursday.
He had said the request was made as these cases might have inter-state ramifications and there was possibility of involvement of IOC officials.
As a part of the special drive, surprise checks were carried out by the CBI at the premises of three transporters of oil companies in Chandauli district.
During checking of the premises of a transporter, five tankers were seized and handed over to police.
The tankers, which were kept in the sealed premises of the transporter under the custody of the police, were stolen on May 18.
This showed the strong influence of the organised gang involved in the adulteration of petroleum products, Ahmad had said.
A case was registered and five policemen were placed under suspension in this connection.
Similar seizures were carried out at two more places and FIRs were lodged.