15 cases booked for water theft in City

BWSSB chairman P B Ramamurthy had recently, in a meeting, conveyed that illegal connections, tampering of meters and other activities that result in additional water intake should be treated as a serious offence.

The officials found Bharat Manofilment & Textile Private Limited, Ginine Products, Mathaji Pasters, Yathiraj, Vahida Khetoon, B H Srinivas, Little Flowers English School, M Murugan, Faiyaz Khan, Nagaraj, T K Raghavendra, Gajalakshmamma, Meena Dhaneshkar, Lokaraju and Vinod Patil guilty of water theft and have registered cases.

A recent amendment to the BWSSB Law treats such activities as criminal offence and prescribes a three year jail term and fine.

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