Tarn Taran, July 11As many as 20 teams of the PSPCL conducted surprise checks in several villages and detected 140 cases of electricity theft on Thursday.
Jatinder Singh, Superintendent Engineer (SE) of the local Powercom circle, said the inspection was carried out in areas falling under Sheron, Cheema Paringdi and Jaur Singh Wala feeders.
The teams checked 1,796 power connections and found 140 consumers stealing electricity.
It is worth mentioning here that a few villages, including Sanghwan, Cheema, Shaheed and Pringri, are known for power theft.
It has become a severe headache for PSPCL officials.—OC
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