MARGHERITA, Oct 9: At least Rs 7 lakh have been looted from the cash box of Eastern Wood Products Petrol Pump situated at Margherita Tiniali on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Margherita police have detained the manager of the petrol pump for interrogation in this connection. It is to be mentioned that the petrol depot owned by noted businessman of Margherita sub-division Shyam Bihari Agarwal have been in the light for all the wrong reasons.
The local people of the area have alleged use of fraudulent practices in the petrol pump. The conscious people of the town claimed that mixing of diesel into petrol ran unabated in the depot. The illegal practices were brought to light to the Margherita administration (Civil) and the Indian Oil Corporation Limited Management but no step has been taken in this regard.
The locals demanded the Margherita administration (Civil) for cancellation of license of the said depot or else they could go for a strong agitation.