A case of alleged electricity theft has been registered against a father-son duo in Maharashtra’s Thane district. 5.93 crore, an official said on Friday.
The disturbance came to light after a team of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) raided a stone crushing unit in Falegaon on May 5, he said. “Power theft was being done remotely by use of gadgets that tamper with meter reading. The total electricity theft in the last 29 months is estimated to be worth 34,09,901 units. 5.93 crore,” he said.
Chandrakant Bhambre and his son Sachin have been booked under various provisionsAn officer of Murbad police station gave this information.
Last month, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) removed 46,000 metal hooks used for power theft and saved around 500 MW of electricity.
In one case, officers found that a man used a 1,000-foot-long cable to steal electricity with the help of a metal hook.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut said that the state has not faced any load-shedding since last 22 days. He appealed to the consumers to pay their electricity bills on time and avoid wastage of electricity.