Mysuru: The CESC Vigilance Squad, which has detected 247 power theft cases in March and April this year, has collected penalty and dues totaling Rs. 1,23,36,414 in those two months.
The Squad, in a drive conducted in March, detected 54 cases of power theft and 68 cases of electricity misuse, booking a total of 122 cases and collecting penalties / dues of Rs. 60,68,902. In April, the Squad detected 52 cases of power theft, 73 cases of electricity misuse, booking a total of 125 cases and collecting penalties / dues of Rs. 62,67,512 totalling Rs. 1,23,36,414.
Public can call the above mentioned phone numbers in case of any power thefts or misuse. The CESC Squad will register criminal cases for unauthorised power connections, illegal power connections to IP sets and houses from Nirantara Jyothi powerlines.
The CESC has also warned against unauthorised electrification of fencing of farm lands and misuse of electricity supplied under Nirantara Jyothi Scheme, according to a release.
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