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Rs 25.6 crore in fine imposed in Haryana for power thefts

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Chandigarh, July 11 (MNN) The Haryana government has imposed around Rs 25.6 crore as fine in different cases of power theft of more than 13,985 KW reported during ongoing raids across the state.

A total of 482 teams of Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam were constituted, which checked 29,948 power connections and came across 6,015 power theft cases, Haryana Power Minister Ranjit Singh said on Sunday.

As many as 250 teams of UHBVN checked 17,752 connections in zones 1 and 2, of which 2,660 cases of power theft were reported and more than Rs 10.92 crore realised as fine.

Similarly, 232 teams of DHBVN checked 12,196 power connections in Delhi and Hisar zone, and came across 3,355 cases of power theft and imposed a fine of Rs 14.69 crore for theft of 7,808 KW.

Singh said that raids conducted by DHBVN in industrial areas and other places in Haryana in February led to checking of 4,295 power connections, of which 1,411 were found to be stealing power totalling 3,037 KW. A fine of Rs 5.59 crore was imposed on the defaulters.

The Minister said that in order to provide 24-hour power supply, it was necessary to curtail power theft and the Department would continue to conduct raids to ensure this.

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