611 FIRs registered in Assam for power theft in June

The Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) has launched a massive enforcement drive for recovery of dues and to check power theft, conducting 1904 raids for the purpose.

Guwahati: Altogether 611 FIRs have been registered in Assam for unauthorised electricity connection and power theft during the month of June, senior officials said on Friday.

The Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) has launched a massive enforcement drive for recovery of dues and to check power theft, conducting 1904 raids for the purpose.

The company received Rs 502 crore from consumers during the month and Rs 220 crore is yet to be collected, Principal Secretary, Home and Power, Niraj Verma, and Director General of Police Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta told a joint press conference.

A fine of Rs 14.94 crore was imposed during June and of that, Rs 2.10 crore has been already recovered, Verma said.

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