Punjab & Region

PSPCL fined Rs 55000/- to police official for power theft

The Fact News Service
Patiala, May 11

A spokesman of PSPCL disclosed that the enforcement teams carried out checking of specific residences in Patiala. During checking Gurbaj Singh Cheema, a police officer was caught indulging in power theft through “Direct Kundi ” via underground wires. An amount of Rs 55,000/- penalty has been charged for this violation and the cable used in power theft has been seized on the spot. The consumer has been directed to deposit the amount and intimation has been sent to the Anti Power Theft Police Station as per Electricity Act 2003. As per instructions of higher authorities, strict action will be taken against any person involved in such cases.

Punjab State Power Corporation Limited has appealed to all consumers to help PSPCL in controlling the menace of theft of electricity by providing information about theft of power for a campaign against theft of electricity in the state. Anyone consumer/citizen can give feedback about theft of electricity on Whatsapp no 96461-75770. PSPCL assured its consumers that their identity will not be disclosed.