A spokesman of the Power Development Department (PDD) has denied the news items which appeared in a section of press regarding alleged pilferage of electricity. He said necessary steps are already in place to arrest the tendency, if present.

The spokesman further said that 600 FIRs have been lodged against those who have been found indulging in the practice of power theft and an amount of Rs 1 crore fine has been imposed on them. He further stated that 600 power connections have been regularized and 277 illegal ones disconnected.


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