POWER THEFT

Power theft: One person is booked for stealing electricity in every six hours

BHOPAL: With extensive summer months on the threshold right ahead, discoms are upset over power thefts in the capital of Indian State, Madhya Pradesh. In a shameful information, official information exposes that at least one individual was booked for stealing power in the state capital, every 6 hours, in the past one year. Further about 1,600 populace were fixed stealing power from April 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020 in Bhopal in relate to various power thefts. Assessment notices for [INR] 360 million Indian Rupees have already been served from corner to corner the region for the power theft under section 126 of the Electricity Act 2003. A total of 1,657 instances were registered at Bhopal itself and assessment of INR 66 Million have been served to the perpetrators. Now, exclusive targets have been set for each official to make sure collection from non-paying consumers. In quite a lot of areas of state capital, it is done openly by hooking from the electricity supply lines; showing type of theft is direct.

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