Punjab

PSPCL imposes Rs 59.11 lakh fine on 92 consumers over electricity theft

By Shgun S -- June 05, 2022 8:04 pm -- Updated:June 05, 2022 8:42 pm

Chandigarh, June 5: Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) teams conducted several raids in different parts of Mohali circle on Sunday and imposed a fine of Rs 59.11 lakh on 92 consumers for alleged electricity theft and unauthorised usage.

Giving details about the move of Punjab Power Corporation, Power Minister Harbhajan Singh revealed that raids were conducted in several villages, including Kandala, Naraingarh, Dhakauli and Thuha under Zirakpur and Banur sub-divisions and in Jhampur and Sector 123 of Mohali division.

"Some electricity metres were discovered to be dubious, and these teams sealed them on the spot and sent them to the lab for further examination," the Punjab Minister added.

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A few cases of unauthorised usage of electricity have also been discovered in Sarsini, Togapur, Lalru, Lalru Mandi and Dhangerha village in Lalru division, he said.

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Singh further stated that the Punjab government is committed to controlling the menace of power theft and Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has directed the power corporation to take strict action against erring consumers.

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