Power thieves beware ! “we have an eye on you”- PSPCL enforcement imposed Rs 71.40 lacs fine: Er Bhullar
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
The aggressive campaign launched by PSPCL against the menace of theft of electricity in state as per the instructions of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited CMD A.Venu Prasad & director distribution Er. DPS Grewal is achieving great success with excellent results.
PSPCL chief engineer enforcement Er.Jasvir Singh Bhullar disclosed that various enforcement teams from Jalandhar, Bathinda and Patiala circles of different zones have raided on the premises of 426 consumers of different categories of consumers in past 2 days and imposed a fine of 71.40 lacs for theft and other violations.
He said that enforcement teams in Jalandhar city successfully raided on 254 commercial establishments premises which included dhabas, restaurants & malls and a sum of Rs. 34.55 lakhs have been imposed fine to the erring consumers on account of theft & other violations.
While giving details he said that 3 cases of electricity theft, 8 UUE cases, 1 reading concealment case of 22863 units was found in Jalandhar city.
He also said that in one major case 6 shops in a mall were found using electricity from a domestic category meter & load of 65 KW was found installed against sanctioned load of 6 KW, a sum of rs. 20 lakhs has been imposed as plenty to the erring consumer. He further added that 5 nos meters were sent to ME lab for further investigation and analysis.
He said that enforcement teams raided the premises of 105 consumers of several colonies, builders & housing projects in mohali & derabassi areas.he said that 4 cases of electricity theft, 6 cases of UE & 3 cases of UUE were found by the raiding teams. He also said that penalty of Rs. 24.5* has been imposed on the violators.
During checking in the Jalalabad town of Malwa area, enforcement teams from Bathinda, checked the total 67 connections and imposed a sum of Rs. 12.35 Lakhs as fine to erring consumers..