New Delhi: The CBI on Thursday claimed to have
busted a petrol adulteration racket allegedly run in collusion
with government officials in the national capital and booked
three persons in this connection.
In a joint search operation with officials of oil
companies at Geeta Colony, Badarpur and Nangloi, the agency
recovered large quantities of several petroleum products,
storage tanks, chemicals such as bleaching powder, suction
pumps and other materials.
The recovery of the products indicate that the premises
are being used for adulteration purposes and sale thereof, a
CBI spokesperson said.
The agency registered four cases of criminal conspiracy
under the Essential Commodities act againt Pravin Kumar of
Lokra Trading company, Babu Lal Gupta and Vinod Garg, he said.
"A reliable information was received that Petroleum
products are being unauthorisedly stored for the purpose of
adulteration of different products at various locations in
Delhi. After initial verification, CBI organised a joint
surprise check along with officers of Petroleum companies
yesterday," the spokesperson said.
He said officers of oil companies collected samples of
various petroleum goods.
"The presence of bleaching powder and other chemicals at
these locations indicate it was being used to discolor the PDS
Kerosene oil. At all spots there were no record of material or
license...These are organised Economic Crimes which are being
perpetrated in collusion with government officials," he said.
The spokesperson said further probe is on.