Strongly denying the reports that the oil companies have been asked to stop fuel supply to Kashmir, the Divisional Administration today said the oil companies have approached the Government with the plea that their tankers are facing recurrent attacks by the mobs in the Valley.
The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Khan in a statement said that while there are enough stocks of fuel available in Kashmir, "the oil companies including Hindustan Petroleum, Bharat Petroleum and Indian Oil have communicated in writing that their tankers are being attacked in the Kashmir valley."
"The oil companies have informed that 28 tankers have been damaged in attacks by violent mobs and it has become difficult for them to operate amid prevailing law and order situation," he said.
The Divisional Commissioner said the oil companies have been assured of adequate security by the State Government to ensure uninterrupted fuel supply to Kashmir. "We have asked the oil companies to ensure adequate supply of fuel to Kashmir and have assured them of security as well," he said.
The Divisional Commissioner has sought people's cooperation in ensuring hassle-free movement of oil tankers to Kashmir.