ULHASNAGAR: The Maharashtra State Electricity
Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL
) has booked owners of three jeans factories in Ulhasnagar
for illegally stealing power supply worth Rs 7. 5 lakh.
The MSEDCL team has registered three separate FIRs against six people including landowners and those running factories.
The MSEDCL found that the accused used a trick to break the power meter by drilling a hole in the back of the meter box to steal electricity.
"An analysis of the power consumption of the factories revealed the theft," said MSEDCL spokesperson
In the first FIR, factory owner Arjun Chaurasia and power user Lavkush Kushwaha have been booked for electricity theft of Rs 1.34 lakh. In the second FIR, Ramesh Lalwani, his representative Haresh Krishnani and power user Vijay Wadhel have been booked for power theft
of Rs 5.83 lakh.
In the third FIR, Ayub Nawab Khan has been booked for electricity theft of Rs 31,000.