There has been a sudden spurt in the incidence of theft of oil from transformers in Delhi causing disruptions in power supply, one of the two distribution companies (discoms) in the capital said on Tuesday.
"During the last few weeks, oil has been stolen from transformers in several areas, including Chander Vihar (near IP Extension), Neb Sarai, Sarita Vihar, Palam, Raghubir Nagar, R K Puram, Baldev Park, Nirman Vihar, Jitar Nagar (Jagatpuri), Samaspur Village (Pandav Nagar), Krishna Nagar, Vinod Nagar and Chilla," it said.
"Besides causing power outages, leaking oil from a transformer can also lead to a fire hazard. BSES has taken these incidents very seriously and registered FIRs in various police stations," it added.
Noting that BSES mobile teams have been maintaining extra vigil to check oil theft, the discom appealed to consumers to cooperate in this regard.
"We appeal to our consumers to be vigilant and if they find something suspicious, they should immediately call police on 100 to report such cases," a company spokesperson said.
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