AJMER: Ajmer Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Ltd (AVVNL), as part of its campaign against electricity theft in 11 districts across the state, has registered 1,606 cases of power theft and imposed penalty of Rs 3 crore and 12 lakh. Managing director of AVVNL has appealed to the consumers to help in the campaign.
Managing director of AVVNL VS Bhati said that the campaign was started last Saturday, to check the cases of electricity theft in the 11 districts of the state that fall under AVVNL’s jurisdiction. Different teams were constituted to carry out the campaign in Ajmer, Bhilwara, Nagaur, Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Udaipur, Banswara, Chittorgarh, Rajsamand, Dungarpur and Pratapgarh districts. Total 1,606 cases of electricity theft were registered and penalty of Rs 3 crore and 12 lakh was imposed.
The teams, comprising about 467 engineers of AVVNL, went for a check at 4,158 places. In Ajmer city circle, 90 cases of electricity theft were registered and Rs 16.77 lakh was imposed as penalty. In Ajmer district circle, 98 cases were registered, in Bhilwara 92 cases, in Nagaur 375, in Jhunjhunu 293 and in Sikar 238 cases of electricity theft were registered.
In Udaipur, 92 cases are registered, in Rajasmand 23 cases, in Banswara 32 cases, in Dungarpur 62, in Chittorgarh 185 and in Pratapgarh 26 cases were registered. He added that in serious cases of electricity theft, FIRs have been registered against offenders as the burden of electricity theft is borne by the consumers. He also appealed to the consumers to inform AVVNL about cases of electricity theft.