Lucknow: Petrol pumps strike called off


Lucknow: Lucknow Petrol pumps today called off their strike that they began against police raids, causing inconvenience to commuters.

Earlier, there were several raids at petrol pumps by the police Special Task Force had busted a major racket duping consumers selling less fuel at high price. The racket involved use of chips and remote controls.

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After the sudden shutdown on Tuesday, the District Magistrate called a meeting with the pump owners, following which the strike was called off.

The authorities promised there would be no victimization.

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Uttar Pradesh government spokesman and Health Minister Siddharthanath Singh, however, ruled out any laxity in the action against errant petrol pumps involved in the racket.