Locals alleged of cross border fuel smuggling from Nepal after price hike

Uttar Pradesh: After a continuous price hike of fuel for the 16th day, locals from the neighbouring town of the Indo-Nepal border are been alleged of cross-border fuel smuggling.

Locals drive their cars to the neighbouring country or bring the fuel in cans even after the presence of the Border Security Force(BSF).

“Petrol price in India is high and it is cheap in Nepal. We are forced to bring it from there as we are able to save some Rs 12- 13 on one litre,” said a local.

The authorities have said that they will take strict action against those involved in the incident.”I have been informed about the matter. We will take strict action against those involved and will also take precautionary measures in the future,” said Sabha Raj, Superintendent of Police.

The Cost of Petrol have increased to Rs 78.43 per litre in Delhi and Rs 86.24 per litre in Mumbai while the cost of diesel per litre has also been increased to Rs 69.31 per litre in Delhi and Rs 73.79 a litre in Mumbai.


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