Press Release: SK Oil agents.

7th July, 2016

It is shocking that the kingpins of the fuel adulteration racket are also SK Oil agents. Out of the 6 main Kingpins involved in the fuel racket, Dinanath, Srikanth, and Umesh are also SK Oil Agents operating under Power Of Attorney. According to sources in the F&CS Department, agencies for SK Oil have been ‘awarded’ to the same persons for decades without resorting to transparent and open tendering processes. Therefore, it is not surprising that out of the approximate 14, 00,000 (14 lakh) litres of SK oil given to the Nagaland state per month as quota, several lakh litres are diverted to the black market where it is mainly utilized for fuel adulteration purpose. The following table will make things clearer:

List of SK Oil Agents in the State:

# Power of attorney holder SK Oil Agency Remarks
1 Srikanth Prasad RBCAgency, Dimapur (near Railway station) Owner of busted fuel adulteration unit/s and 4 fuel outlets
2 Dinanath Prasad
  1. M/S Yanthan Agency, Wokha
  2. ZTPA, Phek
  3. Kiphire Oil Agency, Kiphire
  4. Meren Agency, Changtongya, Mokokchung covering Longleng too.
Owner of busted fuel adulteration unit/s and owner of 7 fuel outlets
3 Umesh D. Angami, Medziphema Owner of busted fuel adulteration unit/s and atleast 1 fuel outlet
4 Nirmal Jain
  1. Jalukie Agency (B. Zeliang)
  2. RBC Agency, Zunheboto
5 Lal Mohan NSC, 6th Mile, Dimapur
6 Phulchand&Trilok Chand (PCTC) PCTC, Duncan Bosti, Dimapur
7 Sumit Jain Ajay Auto Agency, Gologhat Road, Dimapur

It may also be mentioned for clarity that the petrol pumps/fuel outlets are also the distributing points for SK Oil. Therefore, in most cases, the fuel outlet owners end up as SK oil Agents as well. The ACAUT also clarifies that Lalmohan, proprietor of 5 petrol pumps, is not the owner of any of the 6 fuel adulteration units busted on 27th June, and there is no reason to believe that his fuel outlets are selling adulterated fuel unless proven otherwise. Therefore, while Lalmohan, Nirmal Jain, PCTC and Sumit Jain should not be linked to the now busted 6 fuel adulteration units, the police and the state government should immediately probe the connection between SK Oil Agents and the overall fuel adulteration issue since the core issue is diversion of SK Oil for adulteration purpose.

In a nutshell, non-transparency in awarding SK Oil license for the last 10 to 15 years is the chief reason why fuel adulteration is taking place and therefore, the government is directly responsible.

Media Cell, ACAUT Nagaland.

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