Punjab & Region

Rs 9.60 lakh fine charged in 20 cases of thefts and UUE in Sahnewal, Khanna and Gobindgarh

The Fact News Service
Ludhiana May 28

Enforcement wing of punjab state power corporation limited (PSPCL) has imposed a fine worth Rs 9.60 lakh to 20 consumers for theft of electricity and unauthorized use of electricity (UUE) during a mass raid conducted at subdivision Sahnewal on yesterday May 27.

A spokesperson of PSPCL disclosed that six teams of the enforcement wing checked the various connections. During the raid, the teams checked around 150 connections and found a total of 20 cases of direct theft and UUE in Sahnewal, Khanna and Gobindgarh areas. Conumers have been charged Rs 9 lakh fine for theft and Rs 60,000 for UUE.

Punjab power minister Harbhajan Singh ETO said that punjab government under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann is committed to control the menace of power theft in the state and there are clear instructions from CM Bhagwant Mann to the PSPCL to take strict action against the consumers using illegal connections to end the power theft menace in the state.

Power minister said that the teams of the enforcement wing are conducting regular checking in all zones of PSPCL and are imposing fines to the consumers who are found stealing power through Kundi connections or are using power in an unauthorized load.

Spokesperson of PSPCL appealed to all its esteemed consumers to help authorities in controlling the menace of theft of electricity. Consumers can contribute to the campaign against theft of electricity by providing true information about theft of power on Whatsapp no 96461-75770. PSPCL assured its consumers that their identity will not be disclosed.