Electricity department officials conducted raids at different urban and rural locations in Chas and lodged FIR against 17 people for stealing electric power at the local police stations and fined Rs 4.75 lakhs to the defaulters.
A team led by Sadan Laha Assistant Electrical Engineer conducted raids at different locations under Chas, Siyaljori and Pindrajora police station. A total of 4.75 lakh rupees including Rs 2.75 lakhs in urban areas while Rs 2 lakh rupees (in rural areas) have been fined on all of them who were found stealing electricity, said Laha adding “FIR was lodged against the defaulters at their corresponding police stations.”
FIR was lodged against L Mahato, R Kumar, M Singh, D Singh, D Choudhary, Dhananjay Kumar, Pramod, Jugal, N Ansari, S Ansari, T Ansari, V Rajak, Md Iqubal, D Gope, S Gope, Vokash Chandra Mahato, N Agarwal including others, police said.
The theft of electricity is a crime, punishable by fines and or imprisonment. Despite our consistent raids, power theft incidents are still coming to fire in Bokaro as people have started opting for new ways for stealing power, said Laha.