Take action against those involved in power theft: Mayawati

Last Updated: Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 21:41

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Mayawati today directed power department officers to take
stringent action against those involved in power theft, an
official spokesman said.

Mayawati has also directed the UP Power Corporation
Limited officials to launch an extensive drive to check power
pilferage across the state, he said.

He termed as "false and baseless" the reports regarding
involvement of a minister and an MP in the power theft in
Muzaffarnagar district.

During the investigation, tampering with the incoming
feeders came to light at certain power sub-stations in
Muzaffarnagar district, the spokesman said.

He said appropriate action would be taken against the
guilty after a three-member committee, constituted by the
UPPCL to conduct spot verification, will submit its report,
the spokesman said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 21:41
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