SC expresses serious concern over adulterated diesel, petrol, seeks govt’s response

New Delhi [India], Aug. 26 : Taking a serious cognisance of highly-adulterated petrol and diesel sold in both rural and urban areas, the Supreme Court on Friday asked the government to specify measures that it would take to stop this practice within six weeks.

The court also asked the Centre whether it was possible that the petrol and diesel vending machines could be made "adulteration sensitive" to stop dispensing adulterated fuel.

The court asked the Solicitor General to file an affidavit on behalf of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

The SC also ordered inquiry against a sitting Uttar Pradesh (U.P) MLA Devendra Aggarwal, who allegedly mixed kerosene with petrol.

Source: ANI