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Home News Power Sector News UP electricity dept unearths high-tech power theft case in Meerut

UP electricity dept unearths high-tech power theft case in Meerut

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TheftDuring a mass drive to check pilferage of electricity, Uttar Pradesh power department has come across a high tech power theft case in the city here.
During a raid onducted at Hapur road's Naugaja area, a consumer was caught red handed for power theft. The consumer was consuming electricity and the power meter not recording any unit. There was a remote control attached to the meter device which can switch off and on the electricity meter. The alarming part was that no unit was registered by the meter even when electricity was being consumed.

The power depatrtment has issued an alert and fear hand of an organised gang in the case.

UP's principal secretary energy and power corporation chairman Alok Kumar has ordered a STF inquiry into the case. He has also directed the officials to continue the drive against power theft in the state.

One of the accused involved in the hi-tech power theft case said that it requires only one-two thousand rupees to get the device.

The organised gang members use bike or old car's remote system. They connect the remote system to meter via current transformer (CT). This CT indicates electricity consumption during meter reading.

In West UP's Pashchimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd, more than 10,000 cases of power theft have been unearthed in 63 days. 1,635 cases were reported from Ghaziabad Zone-1 and 1706 cases of power theft in Ghaziabad zone-2 observed. The electricity department has taken action against 711 persons in Meerut City and 560 persons in Meerut rural area.


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