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Delhi businessman slapped with Rs 1.15 cr fine for power theft

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

An East was slapped with a penalty of Rs 1.15 crore and sentenced to two years imprisonment by a special court for power theft, a said.

Two other in South Delhi's Khanpur were also convicted on similar charges. They were sent to jail for six months and a fine of around Rs 10 lakh was imposed on them, he said.

The from east Delhi, a resident of Old Seelampur, was found to be stealing 45 KW of for running sewing machine and lathe machine at his premises in 2013.

A power bill of Rs 48 lakh was raised against him which he did not pay following which an FIR was registered against him, the said.

"The accused was found to be directly involved in power by the special court that sentenced him with a penalty of Rs 1.15 crore besides simple imprisonment of two years," he said.

In the other case, the discom officials detected power in a garments workshop at Khanpur Extension in 2016.

A power theft bill of Rs 10.64 lakh was raised against the duo which was not paid resulting in registration of an FIR against them, the said.

The court convicted the in the case, directing them to pay a fine of Rs 5,73,243 (Rs 2,86,622 each). They were also directed to pay Rs 3,82,162

(Rs 1,91,081 each) towards their civil liability.

Their sentence included simple imprisonment of six months, he added.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 18:50 IST