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Noida: Owners of three fuel stations booked for tampering with unit

These petrol pumps are in Dadri, Badalpur and Sector 39 of Gautam Budh Nagar. The officials of the food and civil supply department have filed an FIR against the owners at the police stations of the areas concerned.

noida Updated: Jun 27, 2017 23:55 IST
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Police said the petrol pump owners will be booked under various sections of the Essential Commodities Act. The licences of these petrol pumps can be cancelled and the pumps sealed once investigations are over.
Police said the petrol pump owners will be booked under various sections of the Essential Commodities Act. The licences of these petrol pumps can be cancelled and the pumps sealed once investigations are over.(HT Photo)

The Food and Civil Supply Department of Noida on Tuesday booked the owners of three petrol pumps in Noida after they were found tampering with the petrol dispensing units. They allegedly tampered with the oil flow by installing an electronic chip, which results in lesser quantity of fuel being dispensed.

These petrol pumps are in Dadri, Badalpur and Sector 39 of Gautam Budh Nagar. The officials of the food and civil supply department have filed an FIR against the owners at the police stations of the areas concerned.

Police said the petrol pump owners will be booked under various sections of the Essential Commodities Act. The licences of these petrol pumps can be cancelled and the pumps sealed once investigations are over.

The petrol pump in Dadri belongs to Essar Oil Limited, while the other two — one each in Sector 39 and Badalpur — belongs to the Indian Oil Corporation Limited.

“We have been keeping a check on petrol pumps that are flouting rules and regulations. Strict action will be taken against those who found tampering with the dispensing machines. We have filed FIRs against these three petrol pumps and appropriate action will be taken,” said NP Singh, District Magistrate, Gautam Budh Nagar.

According to the officials, petrol pumps use a chip which is installed in the pulse unit to slow down the fuel flow.

There are three main units in the machine — a pulse unit, a central unit and the dispensing unit. To tamper with the machine, a remote sensor is used to send signals to the pulse unit and the dispensing unit. The chip reduces the supply and the dispenser shows a false reading. The entire exercise bypasses the role of the central unit that regulates oil flow.

The use of the chip for tampering with the machines came to light in May. Since then, the special task force of Uttar Pradesh has been inspecting petrol pumps to check if they have been using electronic chips to tamper with the machines.