103 power theft cases registered in Kolar dist

Apart from this, 23 cases have been settled during the said period, recovering a sum of Rs 2.05 lakh as back billing and compounding charges.

Power theft has been detected at Ankatatti, Narasapura, Totli village, Aniganahalli, Seesachidra, Kadaripura, Aleri, Chitnahalli, Belluru, Chowkarasanahalli in Kolar taluk, Chennavara in Bangarpet taluk and Karanji extension, Adarsha Nagar and Nehru extension in Malur town.

A sum of Rs 3.72 lakh fine has been levied by arresting 12 persons and registering 27 cases of power theft in Mulbagal taluk.

The vigilance squad conducted raids in Bennaghatta, D N Doddi, Devarahalli, Marapanahalli, Kasaragere, Chavaramangala, Marapanahalli and other villages of Malur taluk, registering 76 cases and imposing a fine of Rs 3.58 lakh.

A charge sheet was filed against Venkataram and D Gopinatha Reddy of Nandi Pipes. The court has acquitted Venkataram and convicted Gopinatha Reddy, sentencing him to one-and-half-year simple imprisonment or fine of Rs 17.77 lakh, according to the release by Bescom vigilance squad.

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