Punjab & Region

PSPCL imposes Rs 26 lacs penalty on a dera in Bhikhiwind for theft of electricity

The Fact News Service
Patiala, May 12

A spokesman of PSPCL disclosed that enforcement wing of Punjab state power corporation limited got a big success when the team caught a direct theft of electricity being committed by a dera situated at Bhikhiwind in district Tarn Taran.

The spokesman said that enforcement team of Tarn Taran was investigating a complaint regarding the theft of electricity in this case. During the investigation team found at the site that the theft of electricity was being committed by directly connecting a 300 KVA transformer to the nearby HT lines. Spokesman further added that during the checking a huge unauthorised load being used illegally was detected which includes 17 no AC’s, 7 no geysers, 4 no motors, 196 no lights and 87 no fans. Subdivision officer Sur Singh has sent a notice of 26 lacs rupees as a penalty for theft of electricity and an FIR has also been lodged in anti-power theft police station, Verka Amritsar to take action against the consumer as per law.

Punjab State Power Corporation Limited has appealed to all its esteemed consumers to help PSPCL in controlling the menace of theft of electricity by providing feedback about theft of power for a campaign against theft of electricity in the state. Any 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.