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Posted at: Jul 12, 2019, 7:32 AM; last updated: Jul 12, 2019, 7:32 AM (IST)

140 power theft cases detected in Tarn Taran

Tarn Taran, July 11

As many as 20 teams of the PSPCL conducted surprise checks in several villages and detected 140 cases of electricity theft on Thursday. Each team was led by an SDO-rank official.

Jatinder Singh, Superintendent Engineer (SE) of the local Powercom circle, said the inspection was carried out in areas falling under Sheron, Cheema Paringdi and Jaur Singh Wala feeders. The teams checked 1,796 power connections and found 140 consumers stealing electricity.

The SE said Rs 27.85-lakh fine was collected from the errants.

It is worth mentioning here that a few villages, including Sanghwan, Cheema, Shaheed and Pringri, are known for power theft. It has become a severe headache for PSPCL officials.—OC 

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