Mysuru: Deputy Commissioner D. Randeep has warned the petrol bunk owners that stringent action according to Law will be taken against them if they keep resorting to strikes by closing down the bunks frequently.
The Petroleum Dealers had given a call for strike unlawfully today (Oct. 13). It is a punishable offence to disrupt movement of petroleum products under Essential Commodities Act 1955, Karnataka Essential Services Maintenance Act 2013, The Motor Spirit and High Speed Diesel Order 1988 and Karnataka Essential Commodities Order 1981, under all these Acts.
In a press release, the DC has stated that the petrol and diesel distributors may approach the Centre and State Governments, the oil companies or even the Deputy Commissioner in a lawful way and submit memoranda to resolve their problems.
Meanwhile, the petrol bunk owners have called of their strike scheduled for today.