`17 lakh fine levied for en­ergy theft

The New Indian Express - - CHENNAI -

Chen­nai: Af­ter four cases of en­ergy theft were de­tected by Chen­nai En­force­ment Di­vi­sion of Tangedco a week ago, a fine of `17.36 lakh has been levied on the con­sumers, ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease. The sum will be col­lected to com­pen­sate the loss in­curred by the board due to en­ergy theft. The con­sumers ad­mit­ted to the of­fence and agreed to pay `86,000 to avoid crim­i­nal pro­ceed­ings, the re­lease said.

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