POWER THEFT

MLA pulls up officer for acting against power theft

AGRA: Kheragarh BJP MLA Mahesh Kumar Goyal was caught on cam .. 

AGRA: Kheragarh BJP MLA Mahesh Kumar Goyal was caught on camerareprimanding a Dakshinanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (DVVNL)executive engineer. The clip of the incident, which took place onThursday, went viral on Friday.In the first video, which was shot on a mobile phone inside the DVVNLexecutive engineer’s office, the MLA is seen upbraiding officer DineshKumar Singh for taking action against some men who had allegedly beeninvolved in power theftSpeaking to TOI, Singh said, “The MLA was angry that an FIR had beenlodged against eight men who were involved in a power theft. He wantedno action against them, but we followed our procedure and took appropriate action.”However, managing director of DVVNL, S K Verma, denied any harsh words had been exchanged. “There were some casesrelated to an electric bill dispute and the MLA came with a request drop the matter. Since the newly promoted officer did notknow how to tackle the situation, we sent a senior and experienced officer to intervene and resolve the issue. There was nocase of reprimanding.”Responding to the matter, MLA Goyal said, “The executive engineer was rude and called us thieves. I came with a request todrop the case, because there was no evidence against my men who had been booked for power theft.[The times of India]

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