Dhanbad, Aug 23: The police administration would take legal action against consumers who take petrol forcefully without helmet and seat belt in Dhanbad.
Rattled by continuous bickering incidents at fuel refilling stations due to ‘No helmet, seat belt, No petrol’ rule of the police administration, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sanjiv Kumar today said that legal action would be taken against such unruly consumers on the basis of CCTV footage.
The SSP announced this on Monday afternoon after a delegation of Jharkhand Coalfield Petroleum Dealers Association (JCPDA)under general secretary Sanjiv Rana informed him that’ due to ‘No helmet No petrol’ rule, employees and managers of refilling stations have to face heated arguments from consumers and sometimes scuffle like situation daily. Some consumers take petrol forcibly without a helmet or seat belt creating a law and order situation.
”The SSP asked us to provide petrol to such persons without any resistance. First, try to convince such people about their safety. If they do not agree provide them fuel. But make their list. Police would collect it in the evening daily and take legal action on basis of CCTV footage”, said Sanjiv Rana, general secretary, JCPDA. Ritesh Singh, Brajesh Ray, Sunil Singh Animesh Singh were other members of the delegation.
Notably, the district administration has enforced the ‘No helmet/seat belt, No petrol’ rule in Dhanbad since August 16.
In Dhanbad 172 fuel refilling stations of different oil companies are functioning. Following the order of the district administration, petrol pump employees and managers have to face protests and bickering daily at all petrol pumps from consumers.