Kathmandu, March 16: The All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU), the student wing of CPN (UML), has drawn the attention of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) towards the agreement inked between Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) and Birat Petroleum Company.
A team led by ANNFSU chairperson Nabina Lama met the spokesperson of CIAA, Krishna Hari Pushkar and urged for the prompt investigation into the case and action against those involved in misappropriation of the fund and fuel in NOC.
ANNFSU has lodged a case against the agreement, according to which, Birat Company has been selling around 300,000 litres of petrol daily in an inflated rate, which is more than Rs 30 per litre than the regular price.
The student union has also demanded with the CIAA to instruct the Company to deposit around Rs 40.5 million in the state coffers that was earned from the sale of petrol in five days.
In response, CIAA Spokesperson Pushkar pledged a prompt investigation into the case and action against he who fleeces the consumers, according to ANNFSU’s Vice-President Mahesh Bartaula.
The Student Union is also going to launch the market monitoring in an attempt to curb the black marketing of fuel.