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TANGEDCO action on factory for energy theft upheld

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The has upheld Rs 17-crore fine imposed by power utility on a factory in district for theft of

A division bench comprising Justice M Venugopal and Justice S Vaidyanathan passed the order Monday dismissing an appeal by the company.

It said consumers getting were governed by the terms and conditions of such supply and it was their bounden duty to ensure prevention of theft of or loss.

Rejecting the appeal, the bench said the action of was not violative of any right as it penalised only an unauthorised user of

The bench said a glance of the TN Supply (Amendment) Code, 2007 reveals it has been amended with the sole objective of removing difficulties and misconceptions.

Therefore, at no stretch of imagination, it can be said the amendment lacked legislative competence as was stated by the appellant.

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First Published: Wed, April 10 2019. 21:10 IST