Over 1.69 lakh power theft cases registered in State

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Central, Eastern and Western Region Power distribution Companies checked electricity connections of 5 lakh 71 thousand 374 high and low-tension consumers in the state in different areas under their respective jurisdiction till the end of November during financial year 2012-13. Out of these, irregularities were detected in one lakh 69 thousand 479 connections. An amount of Rs. 131 crore 37 lakh 85 thousand was recovered in these cases. During the period, 43 thousand 835 cases of power theft or irregularities were filed in special courts.
During the period, the Madhya Pradesh Eastern Region Power Distribution Company checked 87 thousand 751 connections in Jabalpur, Rewa and Sagar areas and detected irregularities or power thefts in 32 thousand 81 connections. Rs. 15 crore 21 lakh 18 thousand were recovered from the erring consumers. The company filed 7 thousand cases of power theft or irregularities in special courts.
The Madhya Pradesh Western Region Power Distribution Company checked 5 lakh 3 thousand 840 connections in Indore and Ujjain areas and detected irregularities or power thefts in 97 thousand 883 connections. An amount of Rs. 89 crore 98 lakh 86 thousand was recovered from the erring consumers. The company filed 20 thousand 386 cases of power theft or irregularities in courts.
The Madhya Pradesh Central Region Power Distribution Company checked one lakh 2 thousand 511 connections in Bhopal and Gwalior areas and detected irregularities or power thefts in 39 thousand 515 connections. An amount of Rs. 26 crore 17 lakh 81 thousand was recovered from the guilty consumers. The company filed 16 thousand 449 cases of power theft or irregularities in special courts.






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