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May 26, 2008 at 02:00pm IST

Clash over fuel hoarding in Aurangabad

Aurangabad: A petrol pump was vandalised in Aurangabad on Monday morning following reports of alleged hoarding of fuel by pump owners.

A group of local residents started protesting and later attacked the petrol station after they were turned off from few other fuelling stations which displayed 'No Petrol' signs.

People in Aurangabad have been facing problems for the last three days, after the city's fuel supply from the Manmad terminal was stopped.

It looks like the alleged fuel hoarding by pump owners seems to have been triggered off by the government's decision to ration the oil to individual gas stations.

After Monday morning's public fury over scarcity, petrol is being sold under heavy security. Pump owners are reportedly hoarding fuel to reap big profits as the government plans to hike fuel prices soon.

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