THANE: A quarry owner from Bhiwandi has been convicted by the Thane sessions court for his involvement in power theft for a period of seven months and sentenced to two years’ rigorous imprisonment along with a fine of nearly Rs 30 lakh. The accused Kunal Patel, was convicted by the sessions judge in a recent order.
Prosecutor Vivek Kadu told the court that the MSEB officials inspected the premises of a quarry at
After inspection, it was found that the power supply was tampered with. Hence the meter reading was no longer being recorded or displayed.
The power theft of 75,769 units happened over a period of seven months
The accused, following the summons from the court, appeared and produced a copy of notice issued by him to MSEDCL on October 13, 2014.
After hearing both parties, the judge observed in his order, “…On perusal of the contents of the