FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
SIVASAGAR, Feb 20: Automobile users in Sivasagar are battling a serious problem these days - adulteration of fuel. With an increased number of petrol pumps and motor parts shops in Sivasagar dispensing ‘unfit’ oil, consumers complain that vehicles are now faced with a range of glitches including poor ignition, reduced mileage and even jammed engines. In such a case, a motorist of Sivasagar lodged an FIR against a motor parts shop on the charge of selling adulterated engine (mobil) oil.
Bakul Bhajani, a resident of Khatkhati ndan gar in Sivasagar district, in an FIR lodged with the Sivasagar Police Station where he stated that he had bought mobil oil from Pradip Motors, located at AT Road, Sivasagar to fill his Scooty on February 10. But when he opened the seal of the container, he smelt kerosene. “Next day, when I sought an explation from the owner of the shop about the adulteration of engine (mobil) oil with kerosene, I received no satisfactory reply,” Bhajani stated in the FIR.