2 charged with power theft under UPCL drive

  • | Monday | 4th December, 2023

Dehradun: Two persons were booked for alleged power theft in Selaqui area of Dehradun on Saturday night, police said on Sunday. The two accused were Jairam Singh Rawat, resident of Rajawala village, and Rakesh Pundir, resident of Baluwala village of Sahaspur. Assistant sub-inspector Balkrishna Deoli said the two men were booked under sections of the Electricity Act based on the complaint by Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) official in Selaqui, Atol Singh Rawat. The accused were illegally extracting electricity to their homes by putting a cable on the 33kV line. They were caught in the ongoing statewide drive of UPCL to curb power theft. Officials recovered the cable and handed it over to police, Deoli said.TNNWe also published the following articles recentlyGuess how many people were detained under Goondas Act in Chennai this year?The Chennai city police detained 639 people under the Goondas Act this year; 434 people involved in murder, attempt to murder, and causing disturbance to the public. 104 involved in theft, robbery, and chain snatching; 77 involved in smuggling and selling of drugs and money cheating. 4 arrested for cybercrime offences; 13 for prostitution; 4 for outraging the modesty of women; 2 detained under the National Security Act; 1 involved in smuggling of rice.Days after oil theft, local snag hits power supply at Sector 105Power cuts continue in Sector 105 due to oil theft from transformers. Water leakage from old pipelines causes issues in Sector 3 Greater Noida West. Residents complain about the absence of a sewage treatment plant and clogged sewers.These areas of Trichy to face power shutdown on SaturdayPower supply to be suspended in several parts of Trichy city on Saturday due to monthly maintenance work at the EB Road substation. Areas including Gandhi Market, Manimandapam Road, Vellamandi Road, Krishnapuram, Chinnakadai Street, NSB Road, Super Bazaar, Big Bazaar Street, Maduram Ground, Bharathiyar Street, Butterworth Road, Andar streets, Rockfort, Babu Road, Kurinji College, Town station, Viswas Nagar, AP Nagar, Lakshmipuram, and Ukkadai will face power shut down between 9.45am and 4pm on Saturday. For complaints related to electricity distribution, consumers can contact the toll-free helpline 94987-94987.

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