102 cases of power pilferage registered during inspection

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Jul 2017 10:27:39


 

Staff Reporter,

Seven teams of Madhya Pradesh Poorva Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Company Limited, Enforcement Wing conducted surprise inspections of suspected electricity connections and registered 102 cases of power pilferage and other irregularities in urban and rural areas. Teams served bills of Rs 15 lakh to consumers and recovered Rs 4.50 lakh from consumers on the spot. Enforcement Wing, General Manager R K Sthapak informed that during surprise inspection of suspected electricity connections, a team found variable resistance in electricity metre at residence of Jugal Kishore Sahu, resident of Tripuri Chowk Purva. Team issued him electricity bill of Rs 52,000. Another electricity metre at residence of Pragya Urmaria was found tampered with and consumer was served electricity bill of Rs 1.65 lakh.


The team found shunt in electricity metre at residence of Jagdish Vaidya in Kanchghar who was served bill of Rs 45,000. During surprise inspection at residence of Rajendra Singh at Krishna Nagar, the team found that electricity metre was by-pass and found shunt at residence of KS Parihar. Electricity metre at residence of RP Choubey was found tempered and two electricity metres at residences of Vishwanath Prasad Soni and Chhote Lal Soni in Nunhai were found neutral.


Besides this, power pilferage cases were registered against other electricity consumers including Arvind Jain, Rajiv Kumar Nayak, Deepchand Jain, Mukesh Jain, Narayan Gupta, Raghvendra Pachori, Rajaram Baghele and Pushpraj. Similarly, during the inspection of suspected electricity metres in adjoining rural areas, teams of Enforcement Wing trapped tempered electricity metres at residences of Shaukat Khan, Kripa Shankar Agrawal and Rani Bai in Bargi, Moolchand Sahu, Narayan Kushwaha and Brijesh Gontia in village Semra, Kasturi Bai in village Chikni Kuan. Defaulter electricity consumers were served electricity bills of Rs 2.94 lakh.

Separate teams in Sagar area conducted surprise inspections of 235 suspected electricity connections and found irregularities in 66 connections and served electricity bills of Rs 9.37 lakh, while Rewa team inspected 311 connections and found irregularities in 44 connections and consumers were served bills of Rs 12.50 lakh. Teams registered separate cases against electricity consumers under Section 135 of the Electricity Act.