Tej Pratap's fuel pump licence cancelled

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 19, 2017

Bihar Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav's petrol pump licence was cancelled by the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) on Saturday on allegations that he acquired the land for the pump "illegally".

RJD national spokesman Manoj Jha told PTI that a local court has granted an interim injunction restraining BPCL from taking action in this connection.

BPCL had issued a show-cause notice to Yadav, who is Rashtriya Janta Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's son, on May 31.

"It has been made a decision to terminate the DPSL agreement dated February 27, 2017 entered between you and BPCL under reference with effect from June 16, 2017", the letter said. The BPCL would take over the petrol pump, in operation for almost two months, on July 19. "...you are restrained to deal with any of our products, neither you can claim yourself as a dealer or distributor of BPCL under any circumstances whatsoever", the letter added.

BPCL declined to comment on the issue.

BPCL had on May 29 issued a show cause notice to Tej Pratap Yadav on a complaint which had alleged that fake documents were furnished to the oil PSU to get the license.The oil PSU had sought Yadav's reply to its notice within 15days. The corporation said Tej Pratap being a minister amounted to violation of dealership norms.

"On the date of submission of the application for the retail outlet (12.1.2012) you were neither the shareholder nor the director of the said M/s A K Infosystem which never entered into any lease with you (Tej Pratap)", the complaint said.

In response to the BPCL's notice, Tej Pratap had reportedly failed to give a satisfactory reply. However, the RJD said the petrol pump was not operational and hence, was not declared. The BJP had asked Yadav why he had not revealed the petrol pump in his list of assets.

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