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Four power theft cases detected
After a series of division level mass raids were conducted by the Chennai Enforcement Division, the Enforcement squads viz., Chennai Central, Chennai North, Chennai South, Chennai West, Chengalpattu, detected four cases of power theft in and around Maraimalainagar area of Chengalpattu Electricity Distribution Circle.
According to Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) an extra amount of Rs17.36 Lakh was imposed on the consumers towards the loss incurred to the board due to the stolen energy.
However, consumers concerned admitted the offence and chose to compound the case and remitted an additional sum of Rs 86,000 to avoid criminal proceedings. Hence, no police complaints were lodged. The Tangedco also urged consumers across Chennai to come forward and give information regarding energy theft at: 9445857591.