Mysuru: Intensifying its drive against power thefts, the CESC Vigilance Squad has collected a total of Rs.1,29,74,114 as power dues and penalties levied for unauthorised power use, in the months of January and February in its jurisdictional districts of Mysuru, Mandya, Chamarajanagar and Kodagu.
In Jan. 2019, CESC registered 132 cases, including 66 cases of power theft and 66 cases of power misuse and collected a penalty of Rs.66,62,187. In Feb. 2019, CESC registered 127 cases, including 61 cases of power theft and 66 cases of power misuse and collected a penalty of Rs.63,11,927 totalling Rs.1,29,74,114.
The public can call the below mentioned phone numbers to inform any cases of power theft:
Police Station Phone Number Mobile Number
The identity of the informant public will not be revealed and the informants will not be considered as evidence. As such, the informants need not come to the CESC Vigilance Office or Courts.
Power theft is a punishable offence and criminal cases will be registered against those found having unauthorised power connections. Also, criminal action will be initiated against those misusing ‘Niranthara Jyothi’ scheme power lines, having illegal electrified barbed wire fencing for farm lands and such other power thefts and misuse, according to a press release issued by the office of the SP, CESC Vigilance, Mysuru.