Patiala: Stating that Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) is on a mission to make Punjab a power theft-free state, CMD Baldev Singh Sran revealed on Sunday that the corporation has successfully got the police remand of a Anand Nagar-B resident, Harbans Singh, who was nabbed from Rajpura along with his car and a variety of meter tampering instruments recently.While Singh is being questioned by the police, the information he has provided so far has led to PSPCL officials raiding locations in various parts of the state, uncovering as many as 24 cases of possible power theft in Bahadurgarh, Nabha Road, Baran, Sirhind Road, Charan Bagh, Model Town (Patiala), Bhawanigarh, and Kharar among others. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The metres of these consumers have been sent to the PSPCL Metering Labs for further scrutiny. FIRs against the suspected persons are expected to be lodged after the lab reports arrive today evening, PSPCL said in a statement. The power authority also said that they and police have got various traces about other likely wrongdoers operating in the state, aiding such activities. Sran said that PSPCL had unearthed a “very big nexus of power theft facilitators, as well as consumers, who are involved in this dirty racket and are playing with the economy of the state”. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHe added, “We have intensified our anti-theft operations and I have asked all the 35 flying squad teams, 104 divisional teams, and 476 sub-divisional teams to pull their socks up and conduct the intensive raids in the coming days and put an end to this social evil completely.” PSPCL has also geared up its vigilance teams to remain alert and keep an eye on field staff taking metre readings, changing metres, checking metres, etc also and immediately book them, if vigilance finds their involvement in power theft too. Sran said with the dynamic headship and unrelenting support of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, PSPCL would definitely achieve its mission of zero tolerance against power theft.
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