A man from north Bihar has lodged a case against Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan over fuel price hike in India, news agencies reported on June 28.
The case was filed in Muzaffarpur before a chief judicial magistrate’s court.
According to Tamanna Hashmi, the complainant said there was a “conspiracy” behind increased gasoline and diesel prices, despite the fact that crude oil prices are relatively modest.
He has sought 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). The petition is expected to be taken up for hearing in due course.
Hashmi has further alleged that the prices of petrol have left the people of the country “terrorised” and “enraged”. The petition is expected to be taken up for hearing in due course.
Tamanna Hashmi is a famous social worker and is often in news for his numerous court complaints against politicians over various issues.