Punjab: Petro sellers transfer courtroom in opposition to ‘street entry charge’
Chandigarh, September 23
The Punjab Petroleum Sellers’ Affiliation has approached the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom in opposition to the demand raised by the state of Punjab relating to “street entry charge” from the prevailing petrol pumps on the idea of a notification dated January 24, 2019. Amongst different issues, the Excessive Courtroom was informed that the demand notices made it clear that the non-payment would result in rapid “de-energising” of the petrol pumps.
Describing the notification as “completely unjust” and “arbitrary”, the petitioner-association via senior counsel Chetan Mittal with advocate Kunal Mulwani contended that even the oil firms had approached the state authorities relating to it.
The Bench was additionally informed that the quantities being demanded had been “extreme” and would straight have an effect on the viability of working the petrol pumps. However a number of demand notices had been issued to all petrol pumps, threatening them with cancellation of their NOCs, with out ready, analyzing and even issuing show-cause notices.
The Bench was informed that the sellers had been offering an important commodity. Such threats to de-energise gas pumps would trigger havoc and chaos within the state. The state counsel, in flip, took time to hunt directions.