Siliguri, Sep 24: A petrol pump owned by an Indian soccer icon in this northern West Bengal town was sealed by police Tuesday after one of its tanks was found to be allegedly filled up with water instead of fuel.
The pump at Champasari under Pradhannagar police station was ransacked by angry car owners, truck drivers and helpers Monday night after they faced problems in running the vehicles shortly after filling tanks of their vehicles from the petrol pump.
“Fuel experts sent to the pump said one of its three tanks was filled with 4,000 litres of water. The pump was ransacked. Police later sealed the pump,” said Siliguri Police Commissioner K Jayaraman.
“Two employees of the petrol pump have been arrested. Cases of cheating and adulteration have been slapped against them,” he said.
North Bengal Petroleum Dealers Association president shaymal Pal Chowdhury said the dealership for the pump was in the name of a former star footballer who captained the national team for a long time.
Jayaraman, however, said no FIR has been registered against the player. “Probe is on. We are verifying all facts,” he said.