Electricity theft: two owners of guesthouses in Delhi sentenced to 3 years in prison

In a case of theft of electricity, two owners of guesthouses in Daryaganj were sentenced to rigorous three years in prison and sentenced to Rs 33 lakh by a special court in Tis Hazari, said a spokesperson for BSES on Wednesday.

In another case, a hotel owner in Daryaganj was slapped with a fine of Rs 23.70 lakh for theft of electricity and six months’ imprisonment for default, he said.

An inspection detected 26 KW of direct theft of unmetered electricity from a building in central Delhi in Daryaganj. A 30-room guesthouse was fleeing the scene, he said.

Subsequently, an electricity theft bill was raised in accordance with Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) guidelines. When the duo failed to pay the fine within the allotted time, an FIR was registered at the Jama Masjid police station, he said.

Earlier this month, the special court in Tis Hazari sentenced the two owners of the guesthouse to three years of rigorous imprisonment and sentenced them to Rs 33 lakh, he said.

In another case, a special electricity court, Dwarka, released a person convicted of theft of electricity, only after paying a fine of over Rs 73,000 and spending a few days in prison, he said. he adds.

(This story was not edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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