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2 HPCL officials booked for theft of petroleum products

April 11, 2024

Lucknow, April 11 (Agency) : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against two assistant managers (Operations) of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (HPCL) Mathura terminal, two private companies, and unknown people on a complaint lodged by the Chief Vigilance Officer of HPCL for theft and pilferage of petroleum products, an official said.

In a press statement, CBI officials said that those accused in the FIR were two assistant managers (Operations) of HPCL Mathura terminal, Rahul Kumar and Hemant Singh along with M/s SR Transport Company, M/s Jadon Transport Company, unknown public servants of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and other unknown persons.

The officials further added that it had been alleged that during the period from June 2022 to January 2024, both HPCL managers had hatched a conspiracy with two private transport companies and allowed the theft and pilferage of petroleum products from HPCL Mathura terminal, causing wrongful loss amounting to Rs 5.82 crore to the government exchequer and corresponding gain to the private transport companies.

It was also alleged that, in furthering the conspiracy, both assistant managers had allowed excess loading of about 642 kilolitres of petroleum products in tankers of the accused private transport companies through 305 instances.


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