TN’s power utility detects theft, levies over Rs 10 lakh fine
Chennai, Feb 5 (PTI) The State’s electricity monolith,
Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation has
detected power theft in respect of over a dozen consumers and
levied a cumulative fine of over Rs ten lakh.
Following raids by enforcement officials, 12 cases of
theft were detected in Cuddalore and nine in Tirunelveli and
Kanyakumari electricity distribution circles, an official
release here said.
In respect of 12 consumers under Cuddalore circle, a fine
of Rs 5.26 lakh was levied and Rs 5.40 lakh fine was imposed
for nine users in Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari circle under
Madurai division.
“The consumers admitted the offence and chose to compound
the case,” the release said.
Since they came forward to compound the case, police
complaints were not lodged against them.
The cumulative additional fine collected from consumers
in Cuddalore, Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli circles was to the
tune of Rs 1,17,000 to drop criminal proceedings [Source-THE WEEK}