Rs. 18m collected in raids during May - CEB

Rs. 18m collected in raids during May - CEB

June 19, 2011   01:33 pm

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The Ministry of Power and Energy stated that nearly Rs. 18 million have been collected through raids carried out during the month of May alone by investigation units of the Ministry.


237 incidents of altering electricity meters, using hooks to obtain electricity illegally and other unscrupulous activities have been reported, a release issued by the Ministry today stated 152 of these were of obtaining electricity by way of altering electricity meters.


Through these raids conducted during the month of May, Rs. 17,752,094.09 was collected in total while of this amount Rs. 2,464,681.00 was in the form of Court penalties, and Rs. 15,287,412.00 as losses to the CEB.


The Ministry urged the public to forward complaints of such attempts to obtain electricity in illegal manners to the telephone number 1987.


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