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Oil Tankers’ Strike: Shillong Petroleum Dealers support M’laya police, say sufficient stock available

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Shillong, Nov 28: The Shillong Petroleum Dealers Association on Tuesday extended their support to the Meghalaya police and Meghalaya government for taking action against those involved in illegal theft of petroleum along the National Highway – 6, which stretches from Jorabat to Mawryngkneng.

They also urged the public in Meghalaya not to panic and that there is ample of fuel stocked in their petrol pumps.

President of Shillong Petroleum Dealers Association, Kennedy Khyriem, said, if needed, police has assured to provide escort to the tankers that are transporting petroleum from Assam to Meghalaya.

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The NEPMU has decided to halt the supply of IOCL, BPCL, and HPCL petroleum products to Meghalaya starting from November 29, 2023 (Wednesday), alleging mistreatment of oil tanker drivers and helpers by Meghalaya Police personnel in Ri Bhoi district (commencing from 18th Mile) since November 24, under the pretext of malpractices.

It also claimed that the oil tankers’ drivers and helpers are being physically torture by police. Due to this, the union said the tankers are afraid to go to Meghalaya, particularly Khasi Hills region.

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