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Petrol Price Rise: Case Filed Against Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in Bihar Court

Bihar resident Tamanna Hashmi filed the case before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Muzaffarpur, alleging that it was a "conspiracy" to sell petrol at high rates across the country though the price of crude oil was quite low.

June 28, 2021 / 10:51 PM IST
Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan

A case was on June 28 lodged before a court in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, against Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in connection with the spiralling rise in petrol prices.

Local resident Tamanna Hashmi filed the case before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Muzaffarpur, alleging that it was a "conspiracy" to sell petrol at high rates across the country though the price of crude oil was quite low.

Hashmi, a serious litigant known for lodging cases against well-known personalities, has sought Pradhan's trial under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections 420 (fraud), 295 and 295 (A) pertaining to deliberate malicious acts and 511 (attempt to commit an offence).

Hashmi has further alleged that the prices of petrol have left the people of the country "terrorised" and "enraged".