Biker cries fuel ‘con’, beaten by pump staff

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY - Pradeep Gupta

Ul­has­na­gar: A busi­ness­man has been left with a frac­ture to the nasal bone after he was al­legedly as­saulted by em­ploy­ees of a petrol pump in Ul­has­na­gar on Wed­nes­day night. The po­lice said that the busi­ness­man, Dhar­men­dra Gupta (40), had ob­jected after he was short­changed for fuel at the pump. He has been ad­mit­ted to hospi­tal.

Gupta had gone to Bharat petrol pump near Shree Ram Talkies in Ul­has­na­gar.

He told TOI that the at­ten­dant at the pump started tank­ing up his two-wheeler with­out the me­ter read­ing show­ing the manda­tory ‘zero’. “When I pointed that out, the at­ten­dant in­sisted that he would fill the right quan­tity of petrol,” said Gupta who had paid up Rs 160. “But he stopped fill­ing petrol at a read­ing which was lower than what he had charged me.”

Gupta ob­jected again, this time ac­cus­ing the at­ten­dant of cheat­ing. He al­leged that the staff dragged him into their cabin where they con­tin­ued to as­sault him. “My nose started to bleed,” said Gupta who later lodged a com­plaint at Vithal­wadi po­lice sta­tion. While one of the al­leged as­saulters, Har­ish Ka­tre (20), has been ar­rested, three other uniden­ti­fied per­sons have been named in the com­plaint.

When Gupta threat­ened to lodge a po­lice com­plaint, the staff al­legedly told him that the petrol pump “be­longs to a po­lice­man”.

Last year, an Am­ber­nath res­i­dent had lodged a com­plaint against this pump for dis­pens­ing less petrol.

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