OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL

The diesel- dispensing machine of Prabhat petrol pump at Prabhat Crossing was sealed and a case of short measure was registered against the petrol pump on Saturday. The action was taken by the officers of

weight and measurement department on complaint lodged by a customer.

A number of truck drivers and customers created a ruckus at the petrol pump, alleging the petrol pump for short measure.

According to reports, Mohd Shahid, a transporter purchased diesel for his trucks from Prabhat petrol pump. For last few weeks, he received complaints from his drivers about short measure of diesel at the petrol pump. On Saturday, he himself went to the petrol pump and cross checked the measurement.

He found that the diesel was being short measured from the dispensing machine. A number of other truck drivers joined him and created a ruckus there. Shahid alleged that the diesel is also adulterated ( kerosene mixed). Soon Congress leaders Azizuddin and Govind Goyal also reached there followed by force of Ashoka Garden police station.

Officers of weight and measurement department, including Rajesh Pillai and Avtar Gill, reached the spot and checked the machines.

Rajesh Pillai said an error of 78ml on 5 liters was detected in the diesel- dispensing machine and the machine was sealed immediately.

A case of short measurement has been registered against the petrol pump, said Pillai.

Local customers also complained that the petrol- dispensing machines measure short and if any complaint is made the staff misbehave with them. They demanded regular and frequent inspection by the department at the petrol pump.

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