The Maharastra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has complained to state Legal Metrology Department (LMD), accusing HPCL, BPCL and IOC of ´short delivery´. Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of MSRTC Vineet Agrawal said a complaint was lodged with LMD on September 19. LMD then took action against the companies as per Legal Metrology Act.
´We recently conducted a check at our 75 depots in the state and found a shortage of 1.8 lakh litres of diesel in underground tanks at the 75 depots. We have written to LMD to look into the matter,´ MSRTC CVO Vineet Agrawal told PTI. The CVO alleged that the malpractice could be a´big scam´ and claimed it may result in loss of about Rs 35 crore per month to the corporation.
LMD has warned the companies that further complaints of similar nature may lead to criminal cases being initiated.