Reacting to the news report on ‘LPG Pilferage Busted in Dimapur’ and ‘DIS Kiphire laments over delay in LPG connection’ that appeared in local dailies in on July 2 and 3 issue, Marcofed LPG has clarified that the accused Narayan Rao was not attached to Marcofed LPG, Phek in anyway and the truck was a private vehicle.
A release issued by W. Ritse, supervisor i/c Marcofed LPG Phek has stated the question of the accused being an employee of Marcofed LPG, Phek did not arise. The release also questioned why the truck not detained and driver interrogated as the accused has confessed that after crossing Dimapur he along with the driver would pilfer around 1 to 2 kgs of LPG from each intended for Wokha, Zunheboto, Pfutsero and Tseminyu without anyone noticing the weight difference.
The release added that GMS and GPS under Kiphire was entitled to get LPG for midday meal program as per the Government order for which refilling and transportation had to be done by the concerned party themselves up-to Phek, but till date, no one had come to claim it from the office.
The release further requested all people to clarify their doubts before taking it to the press and extended gratitude to the ‘Chumukidima Town Block-IV Youth’ for apprehending the culprit.