FIR lodged against Vodafone and Airtel manager for power theft
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Last Updated: Friday, July 30, 2010, 13:56
Lucknow: The enforcement squad of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation has lodged FIRs against managers of Vodafone and Airtel after it detected power theft by the two companies in Azamgarh, officials said here today.

During the checking at Dharwara in Azamgarh yesterday, the squad detected power consumption of both the companies towers was much higher than the stipulated 15 KW sanctioned load.

"It was found that bypassing a metre, a separate network was created for theft of power," a spokesman of the corporation said.

Similarly, power theft was also detected at Sumbhi and Jagdishpur of Azamgarh with towers of both the company having 7.5 KW and 15 KW connections respectively, he added. The squad had also imposed a fine of Rs 12 lakh on the companies for power theft, he said.


First Published: Friday, July 30, 2010, 13:56

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