Centre gets notice over LPG black marketing

March 24th, 2008 - 10:00 pm ICT by admin  


New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday issued notices to the central government and Indian Oil Corp (IOC) over their failure to take action against black marketing of cooking gas cylinders. A division bench of Justices T.S. Thakur and Siddharth Mridul asked for a status report by July 19.

Acting on a public interest petition, the court also asked IOC to ensure that the genuine consumers get adequate supply of cooking gas.

Raj Kumar Kaushik, president of the Society for Voice of Human Rights and Justice who filed the petition, contended that distributors of LPG gas were not supplying cylinders to genuine consumers but these were freely available in the black market.

The distributors have failed to take action against the black marketers despite repeated complaints from the public, he claimed.

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