Man Allegedly Refuels Vehicle and Robs Petrol Station in Guwahati
In a sensational incident that took place in the city at around 12:30 AM on February 13, one Sumit Sogani, who had arrived with 20 other people in around 5-6 vehicles, has been accused of robbing M/S Kiran Petrol Pump at Wireless, Beltola.
According to the owner of the petrol station Shankar Kutum, Sogani entered the office room of the petrol station and took around Rs. 1.5 lakhs from cash box. He also took away the hard-disk of the CCTVs installed in the petrol pump.
Shankar Kutum, who is a doctor by profession, is the son of late Ganesh Kutum, who was a speaker at the Assam Assembly. After the death of Ganesh Kutum in 2012, the management of petrol station was handed over to Laxmi Narayan Sogani, who is the father of Sumit Sogani. Kutum’s family had known Laxmi Narayan Sogani for several years.
According to Shankar, Sumit Sogani had allegedly been forcing the employees at the petrol station to adulterate the fuel.
When the illegal activity was brought to Kutum’s family, they decided to take over the management of the petrol station. It has also alleged that Sogani had been threatening the employees of the petrol station for over a month.
Sogani was allegedly aided by two old employees of the petrol station who knew how to operate the machinery. One of them has been identified as Raj Kapoor Mandal by Kutum.
While Kutum’s family dialled 100 to inform the police, the accused allegedly evaded the cops.
The police are currently investigating the matter.
File Photo of Sumit Sogani and Kiran Petrol Pump