19 detained for power hooking in Lahan

Published On: May 10, 2017 08:26 AM NPT

LAHAN, May 10: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Distribution Center at Lahan on Tuesday detained 19 individuals on charges of power hooking.

In course of an inspection, a joint team comprising the NEA officials and police officials seized equipment used in stealing electricity.

The authorities made the arrests at Bastipur and Govindapur of Lahan Municipality and Bishnupur of Dhangadhimai Municipality located in the northern rim of Siraha, NEA Lahan Distribution Center Chief, ,Madhav Prasad Yadav said. The authorities drew Rs 95,000 in fine from those arrested for hooking power.

The electricity leakage in Lahan area has increased to around 40.44 per cent as of late, which has prompted the authorities to tighten its monitoring. RSS

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