Power Supply To Azad, Ravinder Raina, Langeh Snapped

SRINAGAR: Jammu Power Distribution Corporation (JPDCL) is reported to have snapped the power supply lines to the residences of Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ravinder Raina. They have not paid their bills.

A Delhi newspaper said they confirmed from one of the relatives of Azad and the power line has been snapped on Saturday.

Other politicians whose power supply lines have been snapped for non payment of tariff include BJP’s Neelam Langeh, a Ramban lawmaker.

All the three like-minded politicians are living in government owned accommodation Gandhi Nagar.

Off late, authorities have started resorting to denial of service in two cases. In Srinagar, a locality saw the power supply being snapped for the resident’s campaign against the installation of power meters. A report from Jammu said residents of Balmaki Colony have also had their power supplies snapped as they had not paid their bills for a long time.

Reports said a restaurant chain is also going to face music for not paying the power arrears.

The power supply halt came after a poor response to the amnesty scheme announced y the government asking 550 thousand consumers across Jammu and Kashmir to clear an outstanding of Rs 937 crore in easy instalments.


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