After the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force unearthed the racket involved in short delivery of fuel at petrol stations in Lucknow. Narendra Mmodi government has said that all petrol pumps in Uttar Pradesh will be re-assessed.
Earlier, Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force carried out raids at 11 petrol pumps on specific information regarding tampering with fuel calibration by use of electronic chips. Of these, electronic chips were found at 9 fuel stations, 3 of which belong to IOCL and the other 6 belong to BPCL.
STF has arrested twenty-three persons and seven petrol pumps seized in the Lucknow after it busted a state-wide racket of pump owners who were using remote-controlled electronic chip in their dispensing machines to dupe consumers.
During the probe it was revealed that the chips were manufactured in Kanpur and then taken to Delhi where they would attached with a remote and then installed in dispensing machines across the state to...