Faridkot ‘Congress chief’ booked for electrical energy theft
Faridkot, Could 26
An area resident, claiming to be a senior Congress chief, was caught on the incorrect foot after a staff of Punjab State Energy Company Restricted (PSPCL) from Faridkot allegedly discovered him stealing energy at his residence.
A nice of Rs 43,712 has been slapped on Jodha Singh Brar, a resident of Baghapurana. On the grievance of the PSPCL, a felony case has been registered towards him.
Sources within the PSPCL mentioned following a tip-off, a staff carried out checking at Brar’s residence, the place he was allegedly caught utilizing a “kundi” connection. No energy meter was discovered put in on the premises and the accused was drawing energy utilizing an unlawful connection. A meter was later recovered from home, mentioned the authorities.
A penalty of Rs 43,712 has been imposed on the accused for the violation and the cable used for theft seized.
On a board put up on the road, the accused claimed to be a senior Congress chief, with out mentioning the designation, mentioned the PSPCL authorities.
Denying the allegation, Brar claimed his household was compelled to attract direct energy after the meter burnt down. He claimed the PSPCL authorities failed to alter the broken meter regardless of repeated requests. He claimed himself to be a common secretary of the Punjab Congress. The case was registered towards him on the behest of some senior PSPCL officers, he alleged.