Petrol pumps to remain closed state-wide tomorrow

Thursday, Feb 25, 2016,12:37 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kochi | All petrol pumps in the state will remain closed from 6 am to 6 pm Friday in protest against the murder of a petrol pump owner in Chengannoor. Dealers who are members of All Kerala Federation of Petroleum Traders are taking part in the industrial action.

Shankaramangalam Muraleedharan Nair, owner of Renu Auto fuels in Mulakkuzha near Chengannoor, died Thursday due to injuries sustained in an attack against him on February 18 at the petrol pump. One of the suspects in the incident was arrested.

All Kerala Federation of Petroleum Traders President Thomas Vaidyan said black day will be observed in petroleum outlets today. Future course of action will be decided in a meeting to be held in Chengannoor at 4 pm today, he added.