Forensic evidence to nail electricity thieves: TPDDL

Power discom TPDDL will take the help of forensic laboratory to nail accused in power theft cases where “tampered” meters are burnt to destroy evidence, said a company spokesperson.

Forensic testing of burnt meters will provide independent third party certification regarding the exact cause of burning and will establish the difference between deliberate burning and incidents which were caused by faulty internal wiring, cables or overloading, he said.

By joining hands with Forensic Testing Laboratory and through foolproof technological interventions, we are trying our best to fight the menace of power theft in our distribution network. said Sanjay Banga, CEO, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited.[Business Standard]

In the recent past, testing of burnt meters in the forensic lab has enabled the discom to have concrete evidence of deliberate burning, the spokesperson said.
Tata Power-DDL launches WhatsApp service to report power theft
People can report theft on the dedicated WhatsApp number – 9958770080
Can share theft details along with photo or video proof via WhatsApp
New Delhi: Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL) has made it easier to report incidents of power theft with its dedicated WhatsApp service. People can now report incidents of power theft by sharing the details via their phone’s WhatsApp messaging service on the company’s no. 9958770080.

The benefit of having WhatsApp is that people can also share photographs and videos of the incident as a proof along with the location and that too instantly. Also the identity of the people reporting power theft will be kept confidential. In addition to the WhatsApp service, people can report power theft on social media channels like Twitter and Facebook on a real-time basis.

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