Police give a shocker to electricity thieves

Taking a strong stance against power theft, Delhi Police registered FIR against six persons in east and central Delhi, including two prominent residents of Mayur Vihar and Patel Nagar in the past one week. Of these, two were immediately arrested by the police and remanded to Tihar jail.

In Mayur Vihar’s Trilokpuri area, BSES Yamuna Power Limited’s (BYPL) enforcement team conducted a raid on three houses of Ranbir, a prominent resident of the area and found that a meter was not installed in any of the houses. He was stealing power by hooking electricity from the nearby mains.

An FIR was registered at the Trilokpuri police station and Ranbir was arrested. He was produced before the special court of electricity, which rejected his bail application and remanded him to judicial custody in Tihar jail for 14 days. In another case, BYPL enforcement team unearthed direct power theft in Central Delhi’s Patel Nagar. Gajendra alias Ganju was found stealing 71 KW of electricity. His property was spread across 400 yards and had 25 rooms.

This is the third time, Ganju was caught stealing electricity. In July 2005, he was caught stealing power and was penalised Rs 13.78 lakh.  Then again he was caught in July 2006 and was penalised Rs 5.59 lakh. An FIR is registered against Gajendra at Anand Parbat Police Station. The accused is absconding.

In East Delhi’s Sonia Vihar area, FIR has been registered against three persons, Dharmendhra Chaudhary, Om Prakash and Jitendra Kasna for stealing electricity. They were found stealing power by hooking from the nearby BSES’ overhead lines. An FIR was registered against them.

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